Country Life 3 July 2019

Country Life 3 July 2019 basks in the glory of summer holidays, finds out what lurks beneath the surface of our garden ponds and meets Pavarotti's widow.

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SUMMER HOLIDAYS: Why British is best.

ANIMAL MAGIC: The Duke of Bedford’s elephants.

POND LIFE: John Lewis-Stempel on what lies beneath.

THE ART OF A POSTCARD: Brevity and wit trumps a miniature travelogue, says Rob Crossan.

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PAVAROTTI’S WIDOW: Nicoletta Mantovani on her late husband’s legacy.

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