We round up the best gardens to visit to see carpets of bluebells this spring and explain how to tell the difference between the native flowers and foreign interlopers
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Two years ago, Country Life decried the wearing of lilac socks. But times change, and so do we: it's time to acknowledge that socks are the new ties, as Katy…
Something magical is happening at the Royal Mail in Belfast. Strolling past rows of high-tech machinery, which sift and categorise mountains of letters at mind-blowing speed, you might be fooled…
Battersea Dogs Home isn't only in Battersea – they also have centres out in the country where you could find the ideal walking companion or even a working dog. Katy Birchall…
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Katy Birchall announces the winners of Country Life’s 2017 Gentleman of the Year Awards.
Country Life's choice of the very best restaurants and places to eat throughout Yorkshire.
After years as little-used antiques hidden in dusty libraries, Bellerby & Co is putting handcrafted globes back on the map. Katy Birchall talks to the man with the whole world…
Cold War agent George Smiley is back after 25 years. To celebrate John le Carré’s new novel, Katy Birchall presents her top 10 literary spies.
A potted history of one of our greatest literary influences.
Novels in a nutshell.
Feisty feminist heroines and dashing handsome heros.
2017 marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death. Here are exhibitions and events that mark the occasion.
Sacrebleu! It seems that Britain’s top dog is a French bulldog.
Waterford Crystal has announced its continued partnership with London theatre The Old Vic. Katy Birchall stops by for a cocktail before the show.
Country Life's choice of the very best restaurants and places to eat tin Scotland.
From river bank pubs to Michelin starred restaurants, Country Life picks the best places to eat in Hampshire
Celebrate this year's Shakespeare anniversary by indulging in some culture from plays and talks to exhibitions and walks all over the country
The War Office invites dog owners to lend their dogs to the Army,’ stated an appeal in British newspapers on May 5, 1941, despite a general feeling in Whitehall that…
Lovable, scruffy and nearly always in trouble, this Heinz 57 terrier has won Country Life's quest to find the UK's most disobedient dog.