Country Life July 19 2017

Country Life July 19 2017 remembers architect Alexander ‘Greek’ Thompson, reveals who to know in Dorset plus the secret life of snails. Find out more:

ARCHITECTURE: Leading figures give their verdicts – good, bad and otherwise – on the profession today

‘GREEK’ THOMPSON: As we celebrate the bicentenary of Alexander ‘Greek’ Thompson, Gavin Stamp considers the remarkable way he adapted principles of Greek architecture for his native city

DORSET: Those in the know have made this county of contrasts their home. Arabella Youens finds out why

GARDENS: Tim Longville discovers how successive owners and artists have made their mark on the grounds of Chisenbury Priory, an ancient streamside property in Wiltshire

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WILDLIFE: David Tomlinson examines 10 species of these fascinating creatures

TRAVEL: Annunciata Elwes has a taste of the high life at the ‘Playground of the Gods’ and Rosie Paterson experiences the old romance of a Riviera road trip

FLOWER ARRANGING: Inspiration for a spectacular summer flower arrangement with orange lilies and roses, plus sweet peas and gyposphila

FAVOURITE PAINTING: The journalist chooses a Botticelli that holds significant family memories

IRONWORK: Iron can be wrought into delight
ful staircase balustrades. John Goodall chooses his favourites from the Country Life archive

INTERIORS: The original Georgian incarnation of Beauworth Manor had been obscured by later additions. Arabella Youens reports on its restoration

COOKING: Melanie Johnson makes beetroot meringue kisses

THEATRE: Michael Billington finds himself viewing Queen Anne and Titus Andronicus in new lights and gives five stars to Simon Russell Beale’s Prospero

PROPERTY: Period properties and towers for sale

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