Country Life June 14 2017

Country Life June 14 2017 is our magnificent Masterpiece number featuring dozy dormice; Donald Campbell’s final speed run; dazzling dressers and the A – Z of Ascot; plus Masterpiece London 2017. Find out more:

ARCHITECTURE: In the 300th anniversary of the birth of the architect James Paine, Richard Hewlings assesses his work on Doncaster’s Mansion House, South Yorkshire

GARDENS: At Rhodds Farm in Herefordshire, Tim Longville is bewitched by the garden’s transformation into something timeless and romantic

WILDLIFE: David Profumo takes a closer look at the creature that spends a mere quarter of its life awake

DAZZLING DRESSERS: Flora Watkins finds out why dressers are the heart of the house and the most beloved family heirloom

DONALD CAMPBELL: Fifty years after Donald Campbell’s death, Jeremy Taylor retraces the national hero’s final journey

INTERIORS: Nina Campbell recalls creating the intimate interiors of Annabel’s and we reveal how to get the look

MASTERPIECE 2017: There is much to savour at this year’s Masterpiece fair if you take your time, says Huon Mallalieu

ROYAL ASCOT: Marcus Armytage takes us through the alphabet of the most important race meeting in the Flat calendar

FAVOURITE PAINTING: The chairman of Historic England chooses a work of a familiar spot by a friend who was ‘always wonderful company’

FIONA REYNOLDS: Fiona Reynolds walks to Ely from Cambridge and discovers that the Ship of the Fens continues to act as a beacon for travellers arriving on foot

TRAVEL: Hetty Chidwick finds a little piece of heaven at the former monastery of Santa Rosa in Amalfi and Rosie Paterson surveys the rigours you’ll face in IGO’s W114° Montana Challenge

COOKING: Simon Hopkinson revisits one of his favourite fish recipes

ART: John Singer Sargent’s innovative, informal watercolours, created for the artist’s own pleasure, enchant Matthew Sturgis

PROPERTY: Penny Churchill enjoys Georgian classics and Annunciata Walton discovers what colour front door best sells a house

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