Cover of Country Life February 8 2018

Country Life February 7 2018 tests your knowledge of the country, talks to a record-breaking sailor and gets down and dirty into the world of cowpats.

ULTIMATE COUNTRY QUIZ: Simon Lester is the quizmaster.

COWPAT: Yes, cowpat. And what lurks within.

DESIGN: A Cotswolds dining terrace.

THE SUFFRAGETTE SUCCESS: Emma Hughes looks back 100 years to the day that Britain’s women won the right to vote.

LIVING NATIONAL TREASURE: The glassblowers.

FAVOURITE PAINTING: Top chef Ruth Rogers picks out a Pollock.

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GARDENS: A visit to the Roger Parsons Sweet Peas seed bank in Chichester.

ROLLING IN DEEP: John Lewis-Stempel finds an unlucky squirrel by his pond

SAILING: Sir Robin Knox-Johnston on his record-breaking life on the waves.

ARCHITECTURE: The restoration plans for Marble Hill near Richmond-upon-Thames.

SHAKESPEARE: Sir Nicholas Hytner’s vision of Julius Caesar impresses Michael Billington.

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