Country Life 4 December 2019

Our first December issue this year features a London Life full of Christmas lights, a lion who fought a dinosaur and the wonderful qualities of the Gordon setter.

LONDON LIFE: Explore the capital’s best Christmas light displays

THE GORDON SETTER: The gentlemanly dog that has fallen out of style

BOND, JAMES BOND: The origins of the greatest spy character ever written

HARLOW CARR: Soothing colours and scents flood this garden

Christmas subs

NATURE IN THE NEW FOREST: Mark Hedges relaxes in an idyllic cottage

ISLAND PROPERTIES: Holly Kirkwood seeks out the best Caribbean homes for those looking for winter sun

ANIMAL MAGIC: The lion that took on a T. Rex

BRUSSELS SPROUTS: The much-maligned veg gets a makeover.