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Country Life Summer 2008

When it comes to holiday homes, the super rich are turning their backs on glamour and heading to the remote and the private — and the only way to get there is via a private jet, says Catherine Moye

Which do you prefer, northern or southern France? We pitch Languedoc resident Rupert Wright against Charlotte Cubbitt’s passion for Hermes and horses in Normandy.

Carla Passino discovers the more affordable Chianti in Piedmont

At your service – the best concierge services in the world

And Holly Kirkwood talks to those who have made the Mediterranean dream come true

Plus! Cheryl Markosky’s guide to surviving Heathrow

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