Country Life 6 September 2023

Country Life 6 September 2023 remembers The Queen, goes motoring at Goodwood and celebrates the birds we know as 'little brown jobs'.

Here’s a look at what’s inside:

Gone, but not forgotten

A year on from his mother’s death, The King’s devotion to duty is an inspiring example that keeps her memory alive

Labour’s vision for rural Britain

Sir Keir Starmer promises a new politics of partnership and respect for rural communities

Those magnificent birds we never noticed

There is more to oft-overlooked ‘little brown jobs’ than meets the eye, suggests Tim Dee

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Green around the grilles

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Levison Wood’s favourite painting

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Attention: A Love Story

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Feudal splendours

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Native breeds

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All creatures great and wrong

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Cutting it fine

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London Life

Carla Passino assesses the legacy of Denys Lasdun and Rosemary Hill visits the WC1 haunts of the Bloomsbury Group, plus Kit Kemp’s capital

Harmonic progression

Charles Quest-Ritson applauds the union of planting and design at West Lavington in Wiltshire

Kitchen garden cook

Melanie Johnson on juicy plums


Mark Hedges visits a health spa in Thailand and Hugh Francis Anderson hits the Swiss slopes


And much more