Country Life January 24 2018

Country Life January 24 2018 reveals everything there is to know about the finch family; celebrates 200 years of the Old Vic; plus the lynx conundrum; and David Haig on his new play. Find out more here:

GARDENS: La Mortella, on the Bay of Naples, is a product of exuberant experimentation.

ARCHITECTURE: Stockton House in Wiltshire looks every inch the classic Tudor house, but bristles with modern technology.

LYNXES: The lynx looks as if it may be reintroduced to Britain, but there are major consequences to consider as Joe Gibbs reports.

FINCHES: David Tomlinson’s guide to these characterful birds that proliferate around the country.

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CARS: Charles Rangely-Wilson tries BMW’s big new estate, the 5-Series Touring.


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THEATRE: The Old Vic celebrates its 200th birthday. Michael Billington looks back at its contribution.

LIVING NATIONAL TREASURE: In praise of Pashley bicycles.

MY FAVOURITE PAINTING: Andrew Graham-Dixon picks a classic van Dyck.

TRAVEL: A weekend in Ghent, and a break in Jamaica at a place where Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller honeymooned.

INTERIORS: An antique dealer’s drawing room uncovered.


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