Country Life June 28 2017

Country Life June 28 2017 explores Britain’s natural pharmacy; Jane Austen in a nutshell; and the best view of Henley. Plus racing round the Isle of Wight. Find out more:

ALL ABOUT AUSTEN: Katy Birchall presents everything you need to know about Jane Austen and Matthew Dennison explains how she revolutionised novel-writing and why she continues to be much loved 200 years on

OAK JOINERY: Wood you believe it? The rugged charm of oak is enjoying a revival, says Amelia Thorpe. Plus Rui Ribeiro and Spitalfields weavers

MOTORING: Jaguar’s 21st-century incarnation of its F-Pace SUV is a fiesty cross between a feral wildcat and an imposing shire horse, says Charles Rangeley-Wilson

LUXURY: Hetty Chidwick finds out what Nicholas Parsons couldn’t live without and talks shoes with Emmy London

FLORAL PHARMACY: Mark Griffiths investigates the true story of healing with herbs and Britain’s history of folk medicine

FAVOURITE PAINTING: The Chairman of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford chooses a work that makes his imagination ‘run riot every time I walk past it’

LANDSCAPING: Rubbish dumps across the country are being transformed into tranquil nature reserves and innovative works of art, finds Julie Harding

ARCHITECTURE: Clive Aslet reports on the nine-year restoration of Fawley Court in Berkshire, which has a prime view over the Henley Royal Regatta course

SAILING: More than 1,600 boats line up for the annual Round the Island Race. Nick Hammond grabs his lifejacket and gets on board

REEL LIFE: David Profumo motors to the Highlands to bag a salmon from the fabled Oykel

COOKING: Don’t be daunted by globe artichokes, pleads Melanie Johnson

PROPERTY: Sumptuous manors, Hampstead’s garden suburb and gorgeous properties that boast waterside views

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