Country Life August 31 2016

Country Life August 31 2016 is our beautiful classic cars issue, featuring vintage vehicles, rallying, restoration and Beaulieu. Find out more:

EMMA BRIDGEWATER: The pottery maker chooses her favourite painting for us and explains why Samuel Palmer’s representation of the natural world is ‘like a prayer’

GARDENS: Buckland Abbey, the former Devon home of Sir Francis Drake, is surrounded by charming gardens that complement the aged building’s stonework, finds Tim Longville

ROYAL BEAULIEU: A monastic gatehouse became the heart of this great Hampshire country house, now the home of the National Motor Museum, reports Bruce Bailey

VINTAGE CARS: Charles Rangeley-Wilson talks to five vintage-car owners about why their cars mean the world to them

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RALLYING: Classic-car rallies are opening up a whole new world of adventure motoring, as participant Paddy Walker reveals

COOKING: Melanie Johnson stirs up a sweetcorn-and-seafood chowder

HEDGEROW FEASTS: Our native nuts and berries are everything they’re cracked up to be, says forager John Wright, if you know where to look and what to do with them

WINE: Harry Eyres explains the attraction—and risks—of buying wine before it’s bottled

LUXURY: Hetty Chidwick discovers what Ben Miller and Gabriella Wilde couldn’t live without, how Herring shoes went worldwide and the latest news in the world of luxury

PROPERTY: Opposites attract Scottish house buyers, says Penny Churchill and Carla Passino finds Lewes in East Sussex is small but perfectly formed

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