Country Life September 6 2017

Country Life September 6 2017 is our new builds & developments issue offering great advice on how to commission a new country house plus the finest private golf courses and the Country Life schools guide. Find out more:

COMMENT: Carla Carlisle remembers a pivotal figure from her childhood history lessons in the Deep South

ARCHITECTURE: Jeremy Musson explores the award-winning Chitcombe House in Dorset, which was created in 2014 in the Classical tradition

CALLIGRAPHY: The popularity of calligraphy classes suggests that beautiful handwriting is still in fashion. Antony Woodward tries his hand

GOLF: Fergus Bisset celebrates Britain’s characterful short golf courses

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INTERIORS: Arabella Youens debates the merits of bathing in your bedroom and Giles Kime welcomes the return of the traditional bathroom

HOW TO COMMISSION A NEW COUNTRY HOUSE: The importance of professional help cannot be overstated when you’re commissioning a new country house, says Ptolemy Dean

PROPERTY: Penny Churchill admires new houses in Surrey and Annunciata Elwes has all the news on new-builds

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LIVING NATIONAL TREASURE: The fore-edge painter

MY FAVOURITE PAINTING: Radio presenter Jeremy Vine chooses a moving and surprisingly modern looking image of the dead Christ by Mantegna

FISHING: Hake is increasingly the catch of the day in Cornwall. Mike Warner brings in the nets

COOKING: Melanie Johnson goes foraging for wild mushrooms

GARDENS: Vanessa Berridge enjoys the Arts-and-Crafts-style garden of Wychwood Manor, Oxfordshire

PERFORMING ARTS: Michael Billington explores two 1920s revivals that are long on thoughtfulness and short on froth and praises a reprisal of a Joe Orton classic

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