Published by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd Country Life, the quintessential English magazine, is undoubtedly one of the biggest and instantly recognisable brands in the UK today. It has a unique core mix of contemporary country-related editorial and top end property advertising. Editorially, the magazine comments in-depth on a wide variety of subjects, such as architecture, the arts, gardens and gardening, travel, the countryside, field-sports and wildlife. With renowned columnists and superb photography Country Life delivers the very best of British life every week.
Mrs Kelly Michelle Barty • Kelly is a primary-school teacher and the wife of Jon-Paul Barty. Last year, she was diagnosed with incurable blood cancer multiple myeloma and has undergone treatments, from chemotherapy to a stem-cell transplant. She has also set out to fulfil her dreams, travelling to the pyramids in Egypt, taking a hot-air balloon ride and attending the annual Calgary Stampede in Canada.
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My favourite painting Felix Francis • Start at Newmarket: Study No 4 by Sir Alfred Munnings
Totally foxed • The new Scottish law on hunting is a cunning catch-22 situation, but not one designed to help the fox
The Englishness of English architecture • A major new survey of architecture in Britain and Ireland from 1530 to 1830 will be published this autumn. Its author, Steven Brindle, teases out the qualities of one of its most elusive central themes
Native breeds Leicester Longwool
Having a field day • From following hounds beneath snow-flecked skies to fishing for trout by shimmering water meadows and landing a Macnab, Adrian Dangar has enjoyed a lifetime of adventures as a respected huntsman and sporting correspondent
‘Stubborn little bearers of total joy’ • Norfolk terriers may be small and feisty, but their immense courage, intelligence and sheer joy of life have won over everyone from members of the Royal Family to Formula 1 champions, as Katy Birchall discovers
I’m still standing • The untimely and shocking felling of the Sycamore Gap tree prompted a national outpouring of grief. Here, we salute the proud and lonely sentinels of Britain
Come hell or high water • A miracle of Nature, the salmon braves body changes, hungry seals and forbidding waterfalls on its extraordinary journey to and from its spawning grounds. But now, warns Simon Lester, it may be facing one challenge too many
Following in the footsteps of John Macnab • The Editor and The Judge set forth to Speyside in a bid to bag a Macnab–a salmon, a stag and a brace of grouse in one day–from the purple heather-clad hills that rise above the fabled river in the Scottish highlands
The designer’s room • Elegant proportions and soft hues offset the dramatic scale of this kitchen in the Cotswolds
Give fleece a chance • Wool month is the time to consider sleeping in bedding sourced from a local flock
Georgian grandeur • The enduring appeal of Georgian architecture in all its guises is highlighted by the recent launch onto the market of three important historic houses
Elegance and eccentricity • These homes are all a little different, which only adds to their wonder
A recovered treasure • What was supposed to be a straightforward ceiling renovation in the Prince’s Palace of Monaco sparked Europe’s largest-ever restoration project, finds Anna Tyzack
Rooms with a view • Amsterdam’s historic canal houses offer vertical living at its very finest, says Deborah Nicholls-Lee
Alpine for you when I’m gone • An...