Country Life March 1 2017 features the man who made mazes; chess sets; a bluffer’s guide to education; and the top 10 girls’ schools. Find out more here:
ARCHITECTURE: Lyddington Palace in Rutland offers a unique insight into grand domestic life in 1500, as John Goodall explains
MAZES: Clive Aslet unravels the remarkable story of Randoll Coates, maker of extraordinary mazes
WILDLIFE: Simon Lester provides the essential guide to the raptor, the bird group that holds us in rapture
LIBERTY PRINTS: Liberty prints have managed to stay in fashion for more than a century, discovers Matthew Dennison
CHESS: Matthew Dennison reveals how chess won an enduring place in British culture
INTERIORS: Step into comfort and luxury as we explore the carpet’s comeback and the finest flooring
CIGARS: Bolivar wonders whether it’s worth chasing all the special regional editions manufacturers release
COOKING: Melanie Johnson’s warming celeriac soup is delicious
SCHOOLS: Lucy Higginson knows her CAT from her G&T, Ysenda Maxton-Graham reports on how girls’ schools have changed, and Martha Terry wonders whether boarding is better.
PROPERTY: Penny Churchill finds the perfect mix of Classical with contemporary and Annunciata Walton selects houses that offer a grand entrance
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