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In this issue

Fair-feather friends
Stephen Moss charts the long and gruelling journeys made by birds migrating to Britain from the Arctic, Scandinavia and Siberia.

Trumpet majors
John Hoyland says it’s time for hippeastrums to come in from the cold, as he visits West Dean.

Taking the right turn
Master craftswoman Joey Richardson explains the art of woodturning to Serena Shores..

Let there be light and song

WHEN thinking of the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, you would be more than forgiven for training your mind to turn on the radio at 3pm on Christmas Eve to hear the soft solo treble of Once in Royal David’s City echo from the lone chorister at King’s College, Cambridge.

Let there be light and song

1 min

Tasty and trustworthy

ATERRIFYING statistic I heard recently is that there are more food banks in this country than McDonald’s,’ says S. J. Hunt, CEO of the Country Food Trust (CFT).

Tasty and trustworthy

1 min

Harrying back

WE might soon see hen harriers circling above the skies of the congested A303 after a conservation breeding scheme was announced by Natural England.

Harrying back

1 min

From a jester to The King

LAST week, The King visited St Bartholomew’s Hospital, Smithfield, London EC1, in anticipation of a major restoration project and the 900th anniversary of the hospital’s foundation.

From a jester to The King

1 min

Beauty in a bridge

THE footbridge that connects the rugged headland of Tintagel, Cornwall, to the mainland, completed in 2019, has won the Building Beauty Awards organised by the Royal Fine Art Commission Trust.

Beauty in a bridge

1 min

Castle gates clang shut

NOTTINGHAM CASTLE closed its doors to the public last week, after the trust that manages it fell into liquidation.

Castle gates clang shut

1 min

Off balance

RECENT figures that appeared in your magazine (Town & Country, October 26) showed that, off Blakeney Point in Norfolk, grey-seal pup birth numbers were 25 in 2001, a little more than 3,000 in 2019 and predicted to be 4,500 this year. Their main diet is fish and crustaceans.

Off balance

1 min

Littered with snags

ONCE we sign up to litter picking in the countryside, we never get let off. It’s an unending task, in which we soon get to know the worst offenders.

Littered with snags

2 mins

Show me the way to go home

Plodding home in the gloaming, through a wood stripped bare by November gales, John Lewis-Stempel stumbles across a magical fairy ring of wood-blewit fungi

Show me the way to go home

4 mins

The Mousetrap

A DECADE ago, an entry on The Mousetrap in the Methuen Drama Dictionary of the Theatre noted that audiences for the long-running West End phenomenon were said to have consumed more than 395 tons of ice cream and 80,000 gallons of drinks, as backstage staff ironed about 100 miles of shirts.

The Mousetrap

2 mins

Each month of this 125th-anniversary year, COUNTRY LIFE illustrates a period in the development of the English country house. In the 11th of this 12-part series, John Goodall looks at the early 20th century

ON September 7, 1918, the critic and biographer Lytton Strachey wrote to his cousin Mary Hutchinson from The Bird in the Bush Inn at Elsdon, Northumberland.

Each month of this 125th-anniversary year, COUNTRY LIFE illustrates a period in the development of the English country house. In the 11th of this 12-part series, John Goodall looks at the early 20th century

8 mins

Fair-feather friends

Come autumn, millions of migrant birds flock to Britain to overwinter here. Stephen Moss charts their gruelling journeys from the Arctic, Scandinavia and Siberia and considers why they are prepared to fly so far

Fair-feather friends

7 mins

Taking the right turn

Joey Richardson's artwork is so exquisite that the Royal Warrant Holders Association asked her to create a gift for the Queen. Serena Shores meets the master craftswoman taking the ancient art of woodturning to new heights Photographs

Taking the right turn

4 mins

Nature's way

THE Michelin-starred chef of Berkshire’s Coworth Park, Adam Smith (formerly of The Ritz), has just opened Coworth’s new restaurant, Woven, and it is outstanding.

Nature's way

1 min

A room for all reasons

Party barns were once little more than useful venues for large social gatherings, but now, former agricultural buildings are being converted into multifunctional spaces that are transforming rural properties, finds Arabella Youens

A room for all reasons

3 mins

Putting a barn to work

Transforming a barn into a wedding venue, accommodation—or both— can be a nice little earner, finds Arabella Youens

Putting a barn to work

2 mins

Halfway houses

Two properties could be greater than the sum of their parts with a little investment, as another shows that a ruin is anything but

Halfway houses

4 mins

Welcome to the party

Tired of hiding away the fine cutlery and taking down the family heirlooms? Then where better to entertain than a party barn?

Welcome to the party

3 mins

Trumpet majors

The magnificent new glasshouse display at West Dean, West Sussex, shows why it's time that hippeastrums came in from the cold, says John Hoyland

Trumpet majors

3 mins

A remarkable restoration

IN torrential rain and buffeted by vicious cross winds, I drove over the old Severn Bridge into Wales recently to meet Helena Gerrish at High Glanau Manor, her house near Monmouth, originally designed for himself by Henry Avray Tipping.

A remarkable restoration

3 mins

Bearing gifts, we traverse afar

Festive entertainment—music, ballet, pantomime— is easy to find at this time of year, but the Christmas opera is a rarer beast, suggests Henrietta Bredin

Bearing gifts, we traverse afar

5 mins

Farewell to a giantess of the trade

A selection of the late Jan Finch’s stock at Sworders reflects her wisdom, flair and eclectic taste

Farewell to a giantess of the trade

3 mins

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Country Life UK Magazine Description:

PublisherFuture

CategoryLifestyle

LanguageEnglish

FrequencyWeekly

Country Life; architecture, gardens, countryside, property, the very best of British life Published by IPC Media. Country Life, the quintessential English magazine, is undoubtedly one of the biggest and instantly recognisable brands in the UK today. It has a unique core mix of contemporary country-related editorial and top end property advertising. Editorially, the magazine comments in-depth on a wide variety of subjects, such as architecture, the arts, gardens and gardening, travel, the countryside, field-sports and wildlife. With renowned columnists and superb photography Country Life delivers the very best of British life every week.

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