Country Life February 15 2017

Country Life February 15 2017 features future heirlooms; heavenly hellebores; plus grey seals and great gardening books . Find out more here:

ARCHITECTURE: John Martin Robinson looks at the recent restoration of Crichel in Dorset and its 1770s interiors by James Wyatt.

GARDENS: Three decardes of work by Mike Byford have produced a remarkable collection of unique hybrid hellebores. Jacky Hobbs travels to Hazles Cross Farm in Staffordshire.

WILDLIFE: David Profumo explores the ‘people of the sea’, creatures that can slow their heartbeats to dive depths of 200ft.

FUTURE HEIRLOOMS: With expert advice from Christie’s specialists, Country Life presents its guide to buying the best in jewellery, furniture, paintings, sculpture, watches, wine and guns to pass on to future generations.

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MOTORING: Charles Rangeley-Wilson is keen to go off-roading in the latest incarnation of the Isuzu D-Max.

COOKING: Melanie Johnson gives the humble pizza an unusual twist by adding kohirabi.

INTERIORS: Join Giles Kime to find out what leading figures in the design world have learnt from their heros.

BOOKS: An avid reader of all things literary and horticultural, Bryan Kozlowski chooses his classic garden-book list.

PROPERTY: Penny Churchill finds a serene Irish estate with its own special magic and a historic estate is the best heirloom of all, says Annunciata Walton.

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