Country Life 22 June 2022

Country Life 22 June 2022 looks at Welsh terriers, country house distilleries and explores the enduring appeal of Just William as he turns 100.

A spark of genius

Carla Passino discovers how travel broadened the mind for four British polymaths

Masterpiece

Jack Watkins on the enduring appeal of Richmal Crompton’s subversive schoolboy William Brown in his centenary year

Half the size, triple the fun

Katy Birchall meets aficionados of the Welsh terrier, a striking little dog with a big personality

The houses of contentment

From Irish whiskey to Welsh gin, country-house breweries seem to be the next big thing in diversification, discovers Matthew Dennison

International Property

News, foodie havens, French villages, best beaches and what you could get around the world if you swapped your London flat

Paul Chesney’s favourite painting

The fireplace specialist picks a nostalgic Impressionist work

Here’s looking at ewe, kid

John Lewis-Stempel goes shearing, accompanied by a noisy twilight chorus

English homes old and new

John Goodall looks at the Baroque architectural style, in part six of our anniversary series

 ‘Let him wait for the crowing of the cock’ 

Writers and poets who have a practical farming background tend to bring a more realistic touch to Nature writing, believes Stephen Wade

Travel

Joan Didion’s favourite hotel

Interiors

The WOW!house and Chelsea Barracks Spring Fair’

A winning combination

Non Morris revels in the well-balanced garden at Everdon Hall, Northamptonshire

Kitchen garden cook

Melanie Johnson makes a showstopping pavlova

Good stuff

Hetty Lintell bathes in style

And much more