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Country Life May 25 2016

Country Life May 25 2016

This week’s wonderful West Country issue celebrates some of the things we best love about Devon and Cornwall, from their delicious local produce to the families who’ve lived there for hundreds and hundreds of years

We’re devoted to Devon
Kate Green and Paula Lester meet four families bringing their ancient family homes in Devon into the 21st century

A hive of activity
Tim Longville is seduced by the old-fashioned beauty of a bee-friendly garden and estate on Devon’s south coast

The cream of the crop
Rich, unctuous and wickedly good, clotted cream is the pride of the West Country, reports Flora Watkins

Fellowship of the ringers
As he prepares to demonstrate the art of woodcock ringing at the forthcoming Field & Country Fair, Owen Williams explains how COUNTRY LIFE was at the forefront of monitoring these mysterious birds

The shape of things to come
Before photography, silhouettes were all the rage. Matthew Dennison discovers how the artform made the cut

A coastal Elysium
An exemplary four-year restoration has rejuvenated an important 18th-century house in a spectacular landscape setting, as John Martin Robinson explains

The mystery of the moors
Exmoor caviar? Sounds unlikely, but it’s true. Julie Harding visits the secret fish farm that’s taking on the Russians

Why Cornwall’s in good spirits
Julie Harding reports on a West Country distiller who’s giving the French a run for their money with an award-winning pastis

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