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From America's prime vineyards to the best places to invest post-Brexit, Country Life International Autumn 2016 is jammed full of amazing ideas for your next holiday home.

Outlandish Knight By Minoo Dinshaw (Allen Lane, £30)

A new biography of Steven Runciman delves beyond the gossip to shed new light on a fascinating and complex personality, says Barnaby Rogerson.

new land rover discovery

On a course at Eastnor estate that teaches drivers how to handle their 4x4s, Charles Rangeley-Wilson gets a glimpse of the new Land Rover Discovery.

how to be a better shot

Many people in the shooting field this season will close one eye as they take aim. This is madness, says a man on a crusade to change the habit of…

things to do this week

Country Life rounds up the best things to see, do and book this week.

London mews property for sale

Once handy for horses, coaches and servants, mews houses now offer some of the most charming homes in London, finds Eleanor Doughty.

cooking with mushrooms tips

From sautéeing slimy wood blewits with garlic and cream to shaping tempura parasols, mycologist John Wright knows all the tricks for cooking champion champignon dishes.

luxury mallorca property for sale

Mallorca has succeeded in establishing itself as a year-round destination and this is opening up international interest in the unspoilt north-east of the island, finds Arabella Youens.

london in fragments

The River Thames throws up treasure and trinkets with delightful regularity, each telling a little bit more about the history of London.

best restaurants in london

Rosie Paterson finds the 71 best restaurants in town and gives advice for everything from work lunches to godchild treats.