Cover of Country Life October 3 2018

Country Life October 3 2018 explains why it’s anything but grim up North, meets military families and laughs at lewd limericks.

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THE WONDERFUL NORTH: Wonderful properties, thriving cities and the joys of the North Yorks Moors.

CHAMPAGNE: Five things you never knew about the fine French bubbly.

LIMERICKS: The most enduring part of Edward Lear’s legcay.

INTERIORS: Bringing the indoors outdoors with a botanical touch.

FAVOURITE PAINTING: Novelist Kate Mosse chooses an epic piece by John Martin.

LIVING NATIONAL TREASURE: The shepherd.

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GARDENS: Non Morris visits Scampston Hall.

RED MULLET: Simon Hopkinson’s mouthwatering treatment of the ‘woodcock of the sea’.

THE CHAMELEONS OF THE SEA: David Profumo on Octopuses.

TRAVEL: Mauritius and the Swiss answer to St Moritz.

PROPERTY: Beautiful homes at staggering prices in Cumbria, Yorkshire and Northumberland.

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