Country Life 5 October 2022

Country Life 5 October 2022 looks at an incomparable arboretum, tells the tale of Lincoln’s Inn, and admires St-Martin-in-the-Fields, the ‘Church of the Ever-Open Door’.

The capital according to…

Howard Jacobson tells Harry McKinley about the perfect bagel

Trees for life

On the 50th anniversary of the Woodland Trust, Clive Aslet visits the Devon home of its far-sighted founder, Ken Watkins

Speaking truth to power

British politicians have been at the mercy of cartoonists for centuries, finds Charles Harris

‘With an apple, I will astonish Paris’

Paul Cézanne’s determination carried him to the top of the art world, despite multiple rejections, explains Caroline Bugler

London Life

James Bond, ghost walks, red buses, Battersea Power Station and top international restaurants

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Jack Watkins admires Gibbs’s St-Martin-in-the-Fields, the ‘Church of the Ever-Open Door’

Called to the Bar

In the first of two articles on Lincoln’s Inn, London WC2, John Goodall reveals the origins of the society of lawyers

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The good stuff

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Flame throwers

The colours of the Arboretum at Thenford, Northamptonshire, are a sight to behold in autumn, says Charles Quest-Ritson

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Melanie Johnson on celeriac