Country Life December 28 2016 explores the four seasons and reveals what to see, read and listen to. Find out more here:

ARCHITECTURE: Some of our most enduring stories were conceived at the Haworth parsonage in North Yorkshire that was home to the Brontës. Jeremy Musson enjoys a literary pilgrimage to its recently restored interiors

GARDENS: Jacky Hobbs explores the growing collection of snowdrops at the botanical and horticultural haven of the Chelsea Physic Garden in London

THE FOUR SEASONS: John Lewis-Stempel charts the changing year and we offer ways to enhance the pleasures of the simple things that give the British year its essential character

BOARD GAMES: Whether you’re solving a murder in Cluedo or becoming a Monopoly tycoon, Matthew Dennison advises on how to win at board games

ANNE CLEEVES: The novelist behind the BBC’s Shetland series and ITV’s Northumberland detective Vera, reflects on the wild landscapes that inspire her

THE PLEASURE OF PRINT: Matthew Dennison sets the resurgence of the printed novel against the demise in libraries and a national embarrassment about reading

INTERIORS: Interior designers tell Arabella Youens their plans and promises for 2017

COOKING: Melanie Johnson has a Scandinavian twist on parsnips

PROPERTY: Penny Churchill looks back over the best of the 2016 house sales and finds that, in a year of uncertainty, property seemed to be the one thing we could count on

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