Country Life May 11 2016

This week’s brilliant issue of Country Life, May 11, takes in a literary tour of Surrey, canine companions of vicars and brilliant ideas with asparagus – plus don’t miss our fashion shoot for all ages


Clive Aslet visits Haslemere Museum in Surrey and finds a remarkable attempt to revive peasant culture, and takes a literary tour of Surrey


Flora Watkins meets the canine companions who are helping men and women of the cloth with their ministries

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Bright colours and bold prints never go out of fashion, no matter what your age, suggests Hetty Chidwick


Simon Hopkinson cooks with asparagus

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