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Country Life November 2 2016 is our ski and Caribbean number in which we reveal the very best ski pistes and properties plus the latest news and trends in the world of interiors. Find out more here:

ARCHITECTURE: In the first of two articles, John Goodall looks at the medieval development of Hedingham Castle in Essex

GARDENS: George Plumptre admires the sensitive reworking of the historic gardens at Somerleyton Hall in Suffolk

HUNTING: On a day with the Warwickshire, Lucy Higginson discovers how hedge-laying, Christmas fairs, hunt suppers and a great deal of effort from dozens of people combine to make a pack work

CONDIMENTS: From fruity ketchup and sticky Worcestershire sauce to nose-tingling, hot mustard and horseradish, Tom Parker Bowles celebrates the importance of condiments in British culture and food

INTERIORS: In the first of our new weekly section on interior design, Giles Kime takes a closer look at the most elegant drawing room in London, reveals the inside track on four-poster beds and boiling-water taps and reports on the latest in the world of interior design

COOKING: Melanie Johnson gets clever with cauliflower

MARBLES: In the face of competition from TV and the computer, there’s one childhood game that’s stood the test of time. Matthew Dennison explains why you should never lose your marbles

SKI: Some dedicated skiers tell Kate Green about their most memorable runs, from black mogul fields to skidding down a frozen waterfall into a deserted powder bowl

PROPERTY: Arabella Youens goes skiing and Annunciata Walton picks the cream of Caribbean properties and Penny Churchill mixes history with 21st-century comfort

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