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‘Believe nothing to be impossible'

‘No harder than dancing the Charleston’, according to Lady Heath, flying planes was all the rage for the women of the 1930s, explains Charles Harris

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Country Life UK
May 18, 2022

With a spring in its step

Kathryn Bradley-Hole selects some of the many highlights of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which at long last returns to its traditional May slot

5 mins read
Country Life UK
May 18, 2022

To ring a nightingale

On a cold spring morning, Patrick Galbraith held a nightingale in the palm of his hand. Yet, by the time he has grandchildren, this amazing little bird may have sung its last

7 mins read
Country Life UK
May 18, 2022

Three of a kind

The beautiful North Wessex Downs are the leafy backdrop to three imposing country houses for sale

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Country Life UK
May 18, 2022

Lek at me

Managed moorland is the place to observe an extraordinary mating ritual

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Country Life UK
May 18, 2022

Oriental splendour

Glamorous and easy to grow, Japanese tree peonies are the mainstay of Primrose Hall Nursery in Bedfordshire, says Val Bourne

5 mins read
Country Life UK
May 18, 2022

The lions of Trafalgar Square

Britain's greatest masterpieces

4 mins read
Country Life UK
May 18, 2022

Rivers of waste

Simon Cooper traces the history of sewage discharges in British waters and suggests possible solutions

5 mins read
Country Life UK
May 18, 2022

Loopy about lupins

Steven Desmond uncovers the touching story behind the exotic, multi-coloured field of lupins at Terwick in West Sussex

5 mins read
Country Life UK
May 18, 2022

ENGLISH HOMES OLD & NEW

English Home part V Each month of this 125th anniversary year, COUNTRY LIFE illustrates a period in the development of the English great house. In the fifth of this 12-part series, John Goodall looks at developments through an age of revolution

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Country Life UK
May 18, 2022

Tea and tour at Arley Hall

Charles Stanley and COUNTRY LIFE welcomed guests to the this historic house in Cheshire for a memorable afternoon

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Country Life UK
May 18, 2022

Skimming the surface

With a mind-boggling ability to walk on pools, rivers and even the ocean, water skaters are Nature’s great survivors, says Ian Morton

6 mins read
Country Life UK
May 18, 2022

Stands and delivers

The walled garden, Culham Court, Berkshire The home of Urs and Francesca Schwarzenbach Disciplined design underpins maximal planting to create a garden that stays in the memory, finds Tiffany Daneff

6 mins read
Country Life UK
May 18, 2022

Take a walk on the wild side

From watching whales and puffins to stalking, fishing and playing rounders on golden beaches, the Benmore Estate, on the island of Mull, is a private paradise offering unforgettable memories for families

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Country Life UK
May 18, 2022

Seeing the best in Britain

In this anniversary issue, Simon Jenkins considers what COUNTRY LIFE does each week and why it matters so much.

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Country Life UK
May 11, 2022

The cow that went global

The shorthorn cow is coming into its own again. Jamie Blackett celebrates the 200th anniversary of the herdbook and the legacy of a dedicated farmer

4 mins read
Country Life UK
May 11, 2022

In the footsteps of giants

After decades of thoughtful restoration, the gardens at Folly Farm offer a masterclass in maintaining an historic garden and simultaneously celebrating the best in contemporary planting, finds Tiffany Daneff

9 mins read
Country Life UK
May 11, 2022

Strawberries taste good

A Chardin still life makes a record price in a good week for French and Italian art

4 mins read
Country Life UK
April 20, 2022

Tradition and modernity

The imaginative extension of a farmhouse in the spirit of Lutyens and the Arts-and-Crafts Movement has created a delightful and humane family home, Jeremy Musson reports

7 mins read
Country Life UK
April 20, 2022

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Britain's greatest masterpieces

4 mins read
Country Life UK
May 11, 2022

Do you believe in cod?

Greedy and gormless, this is no sexy fish, but, on the plate, perfectly pearlescent cod is easily the equal of halibut or Dover sole, believes Tom Parker Bowles

4 mins read
Country Life UK
May 11, 2022

Loyal toasts

Friends of COUNTRY LIFE tell Katy Birchall why they enjoy the magazine, from the riddle to rare breeds, fine architecture to Tottering-by-Gently

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Country Life UK
May 11, 2022

Another brick in the wall

One brick might be a humble entity, but put many in the right hands and you have a work of art. Jack Watkins examines the history of this seemingly simple building material

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Country Life UK
May 11, 2022

A front-row seat

COUNTRY LIFE has been commenting on the state of the nation for 125 years. Sometimes, the past seems wholly removed, but there are moments when it all seems startlingly familiar

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Country Life UK
May 11, 2022

A mixture of expertise and clap trap

Our fishing correspondent considers how angling-from monkey climbers to how to tie a helicopter rig-has developed in the past 125 years

4 mins read
Country Life UK
May 11, 2022

A castle and palace conjoined

One of the outstanding palaces of Baroque Europe was planned as both a residence and national monument. John Goodall revisits this extraordinary building

8 mins read
Country Life UK
May 11, 2022

Interiors The designer's room

Dark-green cabinets, crisp white walls and wooden beams combine to create the ideal kitchen for a large family

1 min read
Country Life UK
April 27, 2022

Dyeing to help

IT often feels as if responsibility for saving the planet falls heavily on the shoulders of gardeners.

4 mins read
Country Life UK
April 27, 2022

Gardening on the edge

The gardens of Mansard House, Bardwell, Suffolk The home of Tom and Mary Hoblyn Catharine Howard visits the garden of an award-winning Chelsea designer, who uses it as his plant laboratory

6 mins read
Country Life UK
April 27, 2022

'How lovely are the things you help us to perceive'

Pictures should 'fill a man's soul with admiration and sheer joy, Sir Alfred Munnings famously said. Octavia Pollock charts his eventful life and argues that he perhaps does not receive the credit he deserves for the enjoyment his varied and vivid work has brought

6 mins read
Country Life UK
April 27, 2022

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