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.
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Country Mouse • The bloomometer
Town Mouse • A feast of fish
Oh, the agony! • Agony aunt Mrs Hudson solves your dilemmas
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Town & Notebook
In the spotlight • Linnet (Carduelis cannabina)
Wines of the week
Letters to the Editor
Why should Scottish ruins be abandoned?
The way we were • Photographs from the Country Life archive
Charlotte Mullins comments on Sir John Finch and Sir Thomas Baines
Mad women go out in the rain • The rain-soaked, deserted Cheddar Gorge proves exhilarating
The Paddington experience
What they said
A most welcome return • Radbourne Hall, Derbyshire The home of Sir James and Lady Chichester
If the blackcap fits • Small, shy and chubby with a neat black cap, this effervescent bird sings its heart out in spring. Jack Watkins meets the blackcap, also known as the March nightingale
Back to blackcaps
Know your warblers
Charity begins at home • Built for the clergy, the military, retired estate workers and, most commonly, for the poor, almshouses are as important today as they ever were, finds Clive Aslet
Give, if thou can, an alms
Golden moments • It is 90 years since Golden Miller won the first of a record-breaking five victories in the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Jack Watkins looks back at other equine heroes of the race and assesses Al Boum Photo’s chances of making history at this year’s Festival
Did you know?
The store-cupboard superstar • Nothing beats griddled sardines fresh from the sea, but, tinned, these iridescent beauties can be feasted upon year-round, celebrates Tom Parker Bowles
Like a moth to a precious tapestry • A campaign to save heritage fabrics from one of our most destructively proliferating insects is going well, finds Ian Morton
The COUNTRY LIFE Top 100 • Planning to restore, remodel or re-build a country house? Or to establish a new garden? For the sixth year, we have chosen experts with the knowledge, experience and creativity required to get it right
Dressed all in white • As attractive to artists as it is to moths and butterflies, the ‘White Period’ of heavenly spring blossom is upon us and John Lewis-Stempel couldn’t be happier
For the love of blossom
Blossom-petal ice cream
Happy families • Home is where the heart is at three family-sized properties that have not been seen on the market for decades
Ripe for the picking • Character cottages for less than £1 million
Play time • It’s time to have fun, says Hetty Lintell
Shear brilliance • So fine is this topiary collection, one might think it dates back to the 18th century, yet it has been created over the past 20 years by a former antique dealer...