Country Life May 10 2017

Country Life May 10 2017 is our splendid Surrey number exploring affairs of the harp; the Clandon dilemma, great chicken recipes and how to judge a prize pig. Find out more here:

ARCHITECTURE: The destruction of Clandon in a fire in 2015 presents the National Trust with its largest ever reconstruction project and some difficult decisions to make. John Goodall examines the dilemmas that it faces in achieving a meaningful result.

GARDENS: The divided estate at Frensham Court House in Surrey provided challenges for one designer, finds Kathryn Bradley-Hole

DORSET’S BLUE POOL: Bought after being advertised in Country Life, Dorset’s Blue Pool is a sight to behold, reports Ali Wood

AFFAIRS OF THE HARP: Katy Birchall visits the British company that’s pulling the strings to ensure the heavenly music goes on

INTERIORS: Lord Weidenfeld’s apartment remains a design classic plus why black in back all over the house

FASHION: Our choice of cool outfits for the season’s hottest occasions

HOW TO JUDGE A PIG: The agricultural-show season starts this month. Julie Harding asks leading judges why they selected their winners of 2016.

COOKING: Simon Hopkinson presents two chicken salad recipes which are ideal for a light lunch

PROPERTY: Penny Churchill, Eleanor Doughty and Annunciata Walton pick Surrey’s best properties

COUNTRY LIFE INTERNATIONAL: The best properties in Monaco and the Mediterranean

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