Clive Aslet

Clive Aslet

Clive is a writer and commentator on architecture and British life, who began work at Country Life in 1977 — he was editor of the magazine from 1993-2006, becoming the PPA’s Editor of the Year. He has also written many books, including The Edwardian Country House and The American Country House. His first novel The Birdcage was published in 2014.

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bighton grange

A new house in Regency style creates the perfect setting for modern family living. Clive Aslet is impressed by this light, family-friendly and informal design.

A firefighter surveys the scene after a fire

Just thinking about it is enough to get any country-house owner hot under the collar, but when it comes to fire, prevention is key.