Country Life May 31 2017

Country Life May 31 2017 is our spectacular 120th anniversary number celebrating the magazine’s most momentous occasions from famous Frontispieces and the naughtiest dogs to the trickiest questions of etiquette. Find out more:

COUNTRY LIFE – WHAT’S CHANGED? Former editor Clive Aslet explains how the magazine has managed to survive and prosper

LOVE LETTERS FROM OUR READERS: What keeps people turning the pages each week?

1897–2017: Octavia Pollock selects some of the most remarkable stories and photo-graphs from


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FRONTISPIECES: Rosie Paterson selects a Frontispiece from each decade

ARCHITECTURE: Tim Knox reveals the remarkable restoration of Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire

GARDENS: George Plumptre visits Farleigh House’s Hampshire garden

FAVOURITE PAINTING: The Chairman of Sotheby’s loves a lively depiction of a hunt

CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW 2017 REVIEW: Inspiration and creativity filled the Chelsea Flower Show

WINE: Who has won the inaugural UK Wine Awards?

INTERIORS: Arabella Youens identifies the most enduring wallpapers

ART & ANTIQUES: Anna Tyzack meets the collectors who have found their passion and Mary Miers goes behind the scenes at the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition

HEIRLOOMS: Heirloom brushes will banish bad-
hair days, says Flora Watkins

MEAD: Mead is enjoying a belated honey-
moon reports Flora Watkins

CATHEDRAL COPPERS: Andrew Martin goes on the ecclesiatic beat

SEAWEED: Take another look at our native seaweeds, urges John Wright

CRICKET: Roderick Easdale assesses the Champions Trophy field

LUXURY: Actress Samantha Bond and Hetty Chidwick’s top picks


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