Country Life 11 September 2019

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JULIAN FELLOWES’S FAVOURITE PAINTING: The creator of Downton Abbey chooses a romantic masterpiece.

ANIMAL MAGIC: Octavia Pollock talks to Daphne Neville about otter Rudi’s rolesin PR, film and children’s parties.

HEAVENLY HYDRANGEAS: Mark Griffiths extols the beauties of this beloved shrub and salutes its indefatigable champion.

PROPERTY: The finest houses on the market.

WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE: Coffee shops have attracted raconteurs and rascals alike for centuries, reveals Stephen Wade.

A LAST HURRAH: Kate Green enjoys a starry bigscreen outing for Downton Abbey.

WHAT THE BUTLER SAW: Jim Carter talks to Jack Watkins about gardening, American fans and being Downton’s Mr Carson.

THE LUCK OF THE IRISH: Emma Hughes falls for the rare, yet beguiling Glen of Imaal terrier.

BETTER THAN FICTION: John Goodall tells the story of Highclere Castle, Hampshire,from manor house to TV star.

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