Ben Fogle, President of the Country Life Fair 2014 introduces us to the inaugural two-day event at Fulham Palace, London.

The first Country Life Fair was held at Fulham Palace in SW6 at the end of September and plans are well under way for a repeat next year. At the peak of a glorious Indian summer, visitors were able to enjoy the 13 acres of gardens, orchards and lawns as well as watching cooking demonstrations, fashion shows and gundog handling. The 219 exhibitors, selling everything from dining-room tables to top-quality guns, delicious gin from Yorkshire and fishing breaks on the Test, proved an irresistible draw for town and country alike.

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