Country Life February 10 2016

This week Country Life takes you from the absurd to the sublime: from chickens you’d believe were inventions of a fevered imagination, to dazzling displays of daffodils via a whirl around the National Portrait Gallery to see the dazzling photography from a century of Vogue

Exclusive: Country Life reveals the exact oven where the Great Fire of London actually started

** We explore some of the breeds of poultry that are so spectacular they scarcely seem real – with some amazing pictures to prove it

** The Lincolnshire flatlands of Walkers Daffodil Fields are ablaze with blooms in spring

** Countryside Valentines:  Jonathan Self discovers that the countryside has inspired some of our greatest love stories

Recommended videos for you

** Philippa Stockley is seduced by a dazzling show of Vogue photography in celebration of the magazine’s centenary

** We discover the changes in store for Earl’s Court in London

Plus, winter irises and local panto

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