Country Life 23 June 2021

Country Life 23 June 2021 meets Lady Glenconner, dowses for water and finds out what a hornywink is.

LADY GLENCONNER: Lady Glenconner talks to Flora Watkins about royalty, family tragedy and literary success.

CHIGGYPIGS: What is a hornywink? Or a bum barrel? Or a pynot? Patrick Galbraith reveals forgotten names for familiar creatures.

EGRETS: The fashion world drove the little egret into danger for the love of its plumes, but its plight gave rise to the RSPB and it is now thriving, reports Jack Watkins.

DOWSING: Dowsing for water may be an unexplainable skill, but there’s little doubt it’s still an effective one, discovers Catriona Gray.

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