Country Life May 11 2016

This week’s brilliant issue of Country Life, May 11, takes in a literary tour of Surrey, canine companions of vicars and brilliant ideas with asparagus – plus don’t miss our fashion shoot for all ages

** SURREY

Clive Aslet visits Haslemere Museum in Surrey and finds a remarkable attempt to revive peasant culture, and takes a literary tour of Surrey

** FEATURES

Flora Watkins meets the canine companions who are helping men and women of the cloth with their ministries

** GARDENS

New developments in iris breeding overseas are spurring on a fine collction at Claire Austin Hardy Plants in Powys, says Jacky Hobbs

** FASHION

Bright colours and bold prints never go out of fashion, no matter what your age, suggests Hetty Chidwick

** FOOD

Simon Hopkinson cooks with asparagus

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