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Published by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd 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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51 Issues


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doctor tori jordan

Tori is the middle daughter of Mr and Mrs Henry Jordan of Lurgan, Co Armagh. Educated at the University of Cambridge, where she read Veterinary Medicine, last year, Tori co-founded Pattenden Vet Clinic in Marden, Kent. ■...

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they gladden our hearts

IT was in the 16th century that English gardeners began using winter-performing plants in concert to defy the season’s bleakness. Gardens so planted, wrote John Gerard in 1597, ‘do singularly delight, when in them a man doth behold a flourishing shew of sommer beauties in the middest of winters force, and a goodly spring of flowers, when abroad a leafe is not to be seene.’ A little later, Francis Bacon likewise urged would-be makers of fine gardens to plant for winter, ‘that you may have ver perpetuum’ or everlasting spring. For the first Elizabethans, this approach was inspired and enabled by...

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a year less ordinary

• Storms Eleanor and Emma, the Beast from the East and its mini iteration kept us shivering until March, Storm Hector hit Wales and the north of England in June and Storm Ali took several trees with it when it swept through Northern Ireland at 91mph in September • By March, The Lizard, Cornwall, had seen its third bout of snow—nigh unheard of in any recent winter • River levels rose after a wet Easter followed rain and snow. Some 60% of the parkland at Charlecote in Warwickshire, for example, was completely under water. Come September, the same spot had a rare...

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town & country

Forces of Nature WILDLIFE endured quite the rollercoaster in 2018, says the National Trust, with temperature extremes ranging from –14˚C to 35˚C in some areas. Last winter’s Beast from the East, now threatening to return, brought an icy blast to February and March, which led to the sad sight of thousands of lobsters, starfish and fish washed up on shores; birds that suffered included guillemots, shags, fulmars and kittiwakes. Meanwhile, old-fashioned amounts of snow brought a handful of snowy owls and Arctic redpolls to our isle. Spring was all too mild and summer longer and hotter than the famous one in 1976, which...

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bad week for

Tube commuters Air pollution on the London Underground is up to 49 times higher than the national street average, a TfL-commissioned study finds Fair game Makers of board game Monopoly have come under fire after complaints that the Oxford edition uses images mainly of male graduates in gowns, with some women shown riding in punts in bikinis Jaguar Land Rover After a 12% fall in sales reported in September last year, the company is expected to cut some 5,000 jobs ■...

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country mouse

OCCASIONALLY, the family of swans that lives on Barnes Pond wanders down the high street towards the Thames, causing an avian traffic jam. It’s an incongruous and hilarious sight and woe betide any non-local who toots their horn at these much-loved birds. The pond hosts a number of water fowl, including mallards, Egyptian and Canadian geese, moorhens and coots. The coots are by far the most aggressive residents on the pond and seem to be in a state of temper most days. They are attractive, corpulent birds, with their obsidian plumage and dramatic white headdress, which has given rise to the...