Country Life August 2 2017

Country Life August 2 2017 reveals how to live off the land for a year; stories behind the Ashes urn and the Calcutta Cup; and Subaru’s racy number. Find out more:

ARCHITECTURE: In the second of two articles, Clive Aslet reveals how Wiltshire’s medieval Great Chalfield Manor was loved back to life

MOTORING: Charles Rangeley-Wilson loves the way Subaru’s updated BRZ coupé’s Boxer engine makes it sound so good

INTERIORS: The grandest hallways can create a bold statement, says Amelia Thorpe and we offer the best ways for you to make the perfect entrance

GARDENS: George Plumptre enjoys the grounds of Little Mynthurst, the Tudor farmhouse in Surrey that was once the home of Lord Baden-Powell

COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR: John Lewis-Stempel soon discovers that catching your own supper isn’t as easy or as tasty as it sounds

TROPHIES: Sporting silverware has often seen tougher times than those who win the trophies. Anna Tyzack uncovers hidden tales behind our top prizes

BRITISH ROADS: British history has been shaped 
by our ancient drove roads, says Barnaby Rogerson

COOKING: Melanie Johnson explains how to whip up a strawberry, rose and pistachio dacquoise

FAVOURITE PAINTING: The former English cricketer is moved by the intimidating size, emotion and expression of Saint Maxent by Jean Jansem

COMMENT: Carla Carlisle has to admire the graceful manner in which one generation of one family is making way for the next

PERFORMING ARTS: Michael Billington enjoys the way that Bob Dylan’s songs have been woven together to create a moving Depression-era musical

PROPERTY: Beauties in Buckinghamshire and house-swap holidays

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