Country Life 5 June 2024

Country Life 5 June 2024 goes on a British wildlife safari, looks ahead to the King's birthday parade, and meets the eccentrics who collect everything from taxidermy to tanks.

Here’s a look at some of what you’ll find inside.

Stuff and nonsense

Collectors explain their peculiar passions, from tanks to taxidermy, tulips to teddy bears, to Kate Green, Agnes Stamp, Tiffany Daneff and Octavia Pollock

A walk on the wild side

Ben Lerwill embarks on a great British safari, seeking out the best places to witness the full colour of Nature, from red deer to golden eagles and brown argus butterflies to grey seals

Standing on ceremony

The spectacle of The King’s Birthday Parade will summon up a vision from a bygone age, suggests Simon Doughty, as he chronicles the evolution of the ceremonial uniform

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Fresh as a summer breeze

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Kitchen garden cook

Savour tart gooseberries this summer, says Melanie Johnson

Native herbs

John Wright extols the virtues of the underused wild marjoram

The good stuff

Hetty Lintell’s deck-shoe shuffle


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A little to the left

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Locket, stock and barrel

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Scent from above

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And much more