Country Life 18 October 2023

Country Life 18 October 2023 looks at the irresistible Norfolk Terrier, admires Britain's loneliest trees and looks at English architecture.

‘Stubborn little bearers of total joy’

Irrepressible, brave and full of fun, Norfolk terriers win devotees from racetrack to castle. Katy Birchall picks up the lead

I’m still standing

In memory of the Sycamore Gap tree, so callously cut down, we salute its fellow arboreal sentinels of Britain

Following in the footsteps of John Macnab

The Editor and The Judge set off across the Tulchan estate in pursuit of a stag, a brace of grouse and a salmon, in the spirit of John Buchan’s hero

Country Life International

  • Anna Tyzack uncovers Monaco’s unexpectedly magnificent restoration
  • Deborah Nicholls-Lee settles in to an Amsterdam canal house
  • Tom Parker Bowles gorges on Alpine cheese
  • Russell Higham explores the Austrian countryside that inspired Beethoven
  • Holly Kirkwood picks the best Caribbean properties
  • Mark Frary straps on his pads for a spot of cricket in the Windward Islands

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Come hell or high water

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Plant theatre

Charles Quest-Ritson takes the well-worn path to the famed nursery of Larch Cottage in Cumbria

Having a field day

Behind hounds or on the marsh, casting for a salmon or stalking a stag, nothing stirs Adrian Dangar’s heart as fieldsports do

Kitchen garden cook

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Grateful for small fishing mercies

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The good stuff

Hetty Lintell dons her tweeds

Welcome back, old friends

Michael Billington is delighted to find classic shows revived