Country Life 7 December 2022

Country Life 7 December 2022 looks at teckels, the big dog in a small package, as well as Durham's stunning cathedral, Christmas celebrations and much more.

London Life

Carla Passino walks you through the city’s festive lights, plus greasy spoons, Constable’s long-lost pond and Ranald Macdonald on why Belgravia is best


Jack Watkins puts the spotlight on Durham Cathedral, one of the finest places of worship in Europe

The big dog that comes in a small package

Working teckels are a sporting, tenacious and ever-cheerful breed, discovers Flora Watkins

In the bleak midwinter

John Lewis-Stempel marvels at Nature in all its stripped-back, snow-carpeted winter glory

The good stuff

Hetty Lintell picks out the finest crackers to help make Christmas celebrations go with a bang

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Kitchen garden cook

Melanie Johnson on red cabbage

My precious!

John F. Mueller charts the history of the ring as a symbol of power

And much more