Country Life October 28 2015

This week in Country Life Magazine

Man and Dog: Queen Victoria’s love of animals influenced the changing attitude towards dogs, as they moved from kennel to kitchen.  Jonathan Self charts the rise of Man’s best friend

George IV: Hang the cost: George lV’s expensive, romantic tastes left us a glittering legacy. John Martin Robinson traces the invention and development of Regency taste

Bargain days out: Fieldsports need not cost a fortune, says Ian Valentine, who finds plenty of convivial fieldsports days out for under £100

Growing pears: Merrylegs, Lumberskull and Butt are some of the delightful names for Herefordshire’s old pears, as Peter Clay discovers