Country Life March 22 2017

Country Life March 22 2017 reveals how the Frenchie became top dog and offers new ideas for country-house kitchens. Find out more here:

ARCHITECTURE: Mary Miers tells the story of Torosay Castle on the Isle of Mull, a romantic Victorian shooting lodge

GARDENS: The remarkable displays at Jardins de Marqueyssac in France are playful as well as splendid, says Kirsty Fergusson

FRENCH BULLDOGS: Katy Birchall discovers why the endearingly bat-eared French bulldog is becoming Britain’s favourite canine

SCRABBLE: Jeremy Taylor goes head to head with the world Scrabble champion Brett Smitheram

NATURE: Why is having six sides often better in the natural world? John Wright investigates

COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR: John Lewis-Stempel welcomes the arrival of a new calf and the advent of spring on a mild March morning

SMALL PUBLISHERS: Mary Miers meets some of our favourite small publishers and finds they’re run by bibliophiles with a passion

INTERIORS: The kitchen is the heart of the house, but it can also be the height of style

TRAVEL: Get away from it all at The Garden House in Surrey and Jumby Bay in Antigua

COOKING: Melanie Johnson makes sure we all get our greens with surprising ways to enjoy spinach

PROPERTY: Penny Churchill looks inside the sale of a lost Lutyens and Annunciata Walton finds out what’s new in the property world

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