Country Life 31 October 2018 reflects on the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, visits an extraordinary Oxfordshire garden and discovers Prue Leith’s favourite things.
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THE ARMISTICE: Clive Aslet reflects on the end of the First World War.
THE KING’S HOSPITAL: Katy Birchall tells the story of Edward VII’s hospital and its ‘culture of kindness’.
WHAT REALLY HAPPENS IN FAIRYTALES: The unexpurgated originals of the stories we know and love include slaughter, mayhem and a pregnant Rapunzel.
FAVOURITE PAINTING: Michael Hall makes his choice.
THE WRITERS’ TALES: Ian Morton on the popular authors who were brought in to stir up fervour for the fight.
LIVING NATIONAL TREASURE: The poppy maker.
QUINCE CHARMING: Melanie Johnson on cooking with quinces.
INTERIORS: Get it right with a Persian rug that complements rather than clashes.
AN IRISH ESTATE REBORN: Myles Campbell on the rejuvenation of Lough Fea.
GARDENS: Rofford Manor near Oxford, examined by George Plumptre.
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