Country Life 12 October 2022

Country Life 12 October 2022 is our interiors special, but also looks at ancient barrows, Roald Dahl and much more.


Jack Watkins on Ronald Blythe’s seminal Akenfield

Roald’s medicine

Rural life was a joy to the author, says Matthew Dennison

In praise of decency

Thoughtfulness abounds in the countryside, writes Margaret Casely-Hayford

Splendid isolation

Legendary interior designer Veere Grenney talks to Giles Kime about spending lockdown in a Palladian folly

Interiors notebook

Amelia Thorpe selects the latest in interior design

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Up hill and down dale

Fiona Reynolds does the Five Valleys walk around Stroud

A seat of legal learning

John Goodall examines the development of Lincoln’s Inn from the 17th century to now

A tomb with a view

The secrets of ancient barrows, by Vicky Liddell

Funereal riches

A book of church treasures

Good stuff

Hetty Lintell wears corduroy

In a right stew

Tom Parker Bowles’s comfort

A passion for pattern

Tess Newall’s new collection

The benefits of hindsight

Giles Kime’s decorating lore

Inside track

The eclectic Anouska Hempel

Burnished credentials

Mary Keen visits Blackland House, Wiltshire, a garden that comes into its own in autumn

Pianist partners

The art of the accompanist, by Henrietta Bredin

And much more