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Country Life November 23 2016 is our brilliant restoration number, featuring the best builders in Britain and beautiful houses to restore. Find out more here:

ARCHITECTURE: In the second of two articles, John Martin Robinson charts the remarkable restoration of St Giles House in Dorset

GARDENS: Kathryn Bradley-Hole finds the gardens at Lamport Hall, Northamptonshire, engagingly memorable

BEST BUILDERS: A good builder can be a real treasure. Clive Aslet looks at some of the best and most established firms

CAPABILITY BROWN: The icehouse at Rycote has been restored in honour of Capability Brown’s anniversary. Mark Hedges visits

SILK MAKING: Jeremy Musson meets the doyen of British silk making

DOGS: Tessa Waugh indulges in some pooch pillow talk with the owners who share their sofas and beds with their dogs

INTERIORS: Giles Kime enjoys trees that light up the night and Ashley Hicks remembers a legendary yellow room

OWLS: David Profumo profiles the tawny owl, a devastatingly effective predator

MOTORING: Charles Rangeley-Wilson finds a car he really, really likes

SAUSAGES: Emma Hughes discovers how to build the perfect banger

COOKING: Luxurious ways with truffles

PROPERTY: Penny Churchill on how new owners bring new style plus houses to restore and beautiful renovations

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