Country Life February 22 2017

Country Life February 22 2017 features British watercolours; wily woodpigeons; a beautiful Rococo garden; plus a magical Monet and the return of the conservatory. Find out more here:

ART: Huon Mallalieu applauds the enduring legacy of the British watercolour.

GARDENS: Tim Richardson speculates on the symbolism of the superb Rococo garden at Queluz, Portugal.

WILDLIFE: Adrian Dangar pits his wits against wave upon wave of wily woodpigeons.

WOODCUTTING: The ancient art of wood engraving requires introspection to create intricate pieces of work, says Clive Aslet.

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HISTORY: Nick Hammond meets the archivists proudly preserving and protecting our nation’s retail DNA.

COOKING: Melanie Johnson cooks purple sprouting broccoli.

INTERIORS: Giles Kime on the renaissance of the conservatory.

BOOKS: Caroline Jackson enjoys a portrait of the writer who deftly evoked the vanishing world of the Irish Ascendancy country house.

PROPERTY: Penny Churchill discovers that a house need not be grand to have an interesting history.

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