Country Life 6 October 2021

Country Life 6 October 2021 reveals the winners of the Georgian Group Awards, launches a poetry competition and celebrates neighbourhood restaurants.

LOVE YOUR LOCAL: Little is more cheering than being greeted with a smile at a neighbourhood restaurant. They need us, too, says Emma Hughes.

GORGEOUS GEORGIANS: John Goodall reveals the winners of the Georgian Group Awards.

POETRY COMPETITION: We invite entries to the Country Life Nature-themed poetry competition, as Tim Relf looks at the importance of rural poets.

DANCING: Poussin’s work is full of balletic grace, says Matthew Dennison.

LONDON LIFE: The new office scene, the city’s villages, what’s on this winter, Petroc Trelawney and the grand revival of Claridge’s ballroom.

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CARLA CARLISLE: Carla Carlisle savours a cup of coffee and counts her blessings.

MASTERPIECE: The Winslow Boy by Terence Rattigan includes one of theatre’s most memorable scenes, explains Jack Watkins.

MARK GIROUARD: The keeper of the architectural flame? John Goodall talks to eminent historian Dr Mark Girouard.

ARCHITECTURE: The Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London WC2, has been splendidly revived, reveals Simon Thurley.

INTERIORS: All paints bright and colourful.

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