Country Life January 18 2017 reveals how to grow winter aconites and make marmalade plus drawing for children. Find out more here:

ARCHITECTURE: Gerald Luckhurst charts the triumphant restoration of the fantastical Monserrate in Portugal

GARDENS: Steven Desmond praises the charm of winter aconites and Jacky Hobbs meets their champion

CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATORS: From E. H. Shepard to Quentin Blake, Matthew Dennison celebrates the timeless appeal of children’s illustrators

MOTORING: Georgina Russell explains why scruffy station cars are still the seasoned commuter’s first choice and Charles Rangeley-Wilson drives the Volvo’s revamped V90

STYLE: From rock stars to novelists and MPs, brilliantly coloured corduroy has many fans, finds Alec Marsh

INTERIORS: Giles Kime follows the herd for animal designs and we profile a striking kitchen by deVOL

FISHING: David Profumo battles the weather for an impressive catch

MARMALADE: Emma Hughes extols the virtues of making your own bright and zingy marmalade

ART: Huon Mallalieu on a controversial account of Jewish settlers in America and Jeremy Musson applauds a show of Robert Adam’s designs for London

COOKING: Melanie Johnson has ways to make eating kale a pleasure

PROPERTY: Penny Churchill explores the Irish rural property market and Annunciata Walton has the pick of this week’s properties

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