Country Life 22 May 2019

Country Life 22 May 2019 sheds light on the love, lives and legacy of Victoria and Albert, discovers the buzz about beekeeping and tells readers where to buy in the Mediterranean.

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INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY: Monaco and the Mediterranean

QUEEN VICTORIA AND PRINCE ALBERT: The characters and concerns of the glorious partnership.

ITALY ON THE ISLE: John Goodall discusses Italianate Osborne House on the Isle of Wight; a cherished retreat for the royal couple.

THE BUZZ: Martha Kearney talks to famous apiarists.

19TH CENTURY GARDENERS: How their influence can still be felt today.

A LILAC LIBRARY: Jacky Hobbs admires over 100 of the delicate purple blooms.

THE RISE OF THE PIANO: How they became so prolific in Victorian parlours.

FAVOURITE PAINTING: Mark Hix’s choice is optically demanding.

SPRING ONIONS: Melanie Johnson on this salad staple.

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