Country Life October 25 2017

Country Life October 25 2017 is our glorious country sports number featuring charming clumber spaniels, fishing in Iceland and how to choose the right cartridge. Find out more here:

INTERVIEW: The Earl of Leicester talks to Paula Lester about running Holkham and learning to love shooting

GAME BIRDS: Are smaller game birds better, asks Charles Nodder

DOGS: The Clumber spaniel is coming back, reports Matthew Dennison

SHOOTING: Nick Hammond picks cartridges

HUNTING: An extraordinary collection of hunting memorabilia delights Kate Green

FISHING: Mark Hedges tries to catch the king of fish on Iceland’s River Fjótaá

INTERIORS: Spare rooms that make guests feel at home, by Mary Graham

HOUSE BUYING: Roderick Easdale finds some odd superstitions about house buying

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LIVING NATIONAL TREASURE: Passementerie

GHOSTS: Readers who have seen ghosts

MY FAVOURITE PAINTING: The outgoing CLA president chooses an adrenalin-fuelled work by Benjamin West

ARCHITECTURE: Jeremy Musson inspects the master’s lodge created by Gilbert Scott for St John’s, Cambrige

BEAUTIFUL BEDROOMS: Amelia Thorpe selects bedroom accessories and Giles Kime admires a Moon-inspired bed

LUXURY: Hetty Chidwick reports on the latest in luxury, goes behind the scenes at Farlows and discovers Ashley Jensen’s life essentials

GARDENS: Mark Griffiths celebrates the ‘re-branding’ of Persicaria

COOKING: Melanie Johnson introduces kale’s Italian cousin, cavolo nero

MUSIC: Pippa Cuckson asks leading musicians if traditional, formal concert format has had its day

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