Country Life July 12 2017

Country Life July 12 2017 is our dreamy Coastal and Waterside number. Find a feast in rockpools and join Swallows and Amazons and a castle by the sea. Find out more:

ARCHITECTURE: John Goodall visits the dazzling interiors of Powderham Castle in Devon

GARDENS: The seaside plot at Blackdykes in East Lothian was a challenge, finds Non Morris

ARMOUR: A suit of armour that belonged to the commander of the Spanish Armada has been discovered at Chevening, reports Julius Bryant

SEAFOOD: Our rocky shores provide endless edible bounty for the hungry beach-comber, enthuses John Wright

SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS: Octavia Pollock relives the adventures of the Swallows and Amazons aboard Ransome’s Nancy Blackett

COOKING: Raspberries might not be the rare treat they once were, but Simon Hopkinson thinks they still have the power to delight

COASTAL PROPERTIES: Flora Watkins urges us to consider some lesser-known parts of our coast for a holiday property

THE PROMS: Getting past the ‘challenging’ piece of new music is all part of a wonder
ful summer ritual, believes Ysenda Maxtone Graham

FAVOURITE PAINTING: The director of the Sir John Soane’s Museum loves this work’s ‘mystery and expectation’

OPINION: Paul Knight argues that water companies must find alternative sources and farmers be given incentives to protect rivers

COLUMNIST: Fiona Reynolds gets away from exam fever in Cambridge and follows in the moorland footsteps of Ian Mercer

WILDLIFE: David Profumo finds the tick to be unattractive and objectionable

INTERIORS: Emma Sims Hilditch updates 
a manor-house kitchen

REEL LIFE: David Profumo deploys a femme fatale of a fly at Damerham

ANTIQUES: James Rothwell reveals the stories behind Ickworth’s formidable collection of silver

PROPERTY: Dreamy Dorset properties

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