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Country Life 28-Oct-2020

Published by TI Media Limited 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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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
51 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
dog days

THE more I know about people, the better I like dogs,’ proclaimed Gen de Gaulle, possibly quoting Mark Twain, who may have been quoting Madame de Sévigné. Or Alphonse Toussenel? Whoever said it first, it’s a sentiment that will resonate with anyone who has derived comfort from a canine companion this year. Our dogs’ behaviour has, on the whole, been impeccable compared with ours. They have been models of propriety who, as fellow prisoners in lockdown, offered all sorts of life-enhancing benefits. Although oblivious to our anxieties, they are also brilliant at calming them. They’re always up for a walk (with no requirement for small talk), they’re non-judgemental and they never have opinions on highly contentious issues, such as the choice of box set with which to while away yet another…

10 min.
town & country

Bug-eyed photography ALTHOUGH creepy crawlies may not be loved by everyone (certainly not by me), they do know how to pose for a photograph. Last week, the winners of the inaugural Luminar Bug Photography Awards were announced, with Mofeed Abu Shalwa from Saudi Arabia winning the title ‘Luminar Bug Photographer of the Year 2020’, thanks to his image of the intimidating red palm weevil. The UK’s Jamie Spensley was crowned ‘Luminar Young Bug Photographer of the Year’ for his Carder Bee. Mr Abu Shalwa began photographing invertebrates as a way of overcoming his phobia of insects, a fear he has comfortably beaten, and Mr Spensley, from Solihull, is aged 17 and in his second year at college studying creative media. They took home £4,500 and £1,200 worth of prizes, respectively. More than 5,000…

1 min.
bad week for

Capt Tom Capt Sir Tom Moore has been outdone, after a 104-year-old woman embarked on walking a marathon to raise funds for the air ambulance. Ruth Saunders had already completed 20 miles and raised £16,000 at the time of writing Climate scientists Climate experts and scientists fly more than any other type of expert, a new study has concluded. Climate researchers take on average five flights a year, compared with four for other researchers, and climate professors catch nine, compared with eight for other professors French underwear Workers in France have been advised to avoid using face masks manufactured by the underwear company Dim, after claims that they might be toxic. Concerns surfaced after President Macron suffered a coughing fit after wearing one on a visit to Clermont Ferrand…

1 min.
good week for

Harrogate WFH The North Yorkshire town of Harrogate has been named the best place to work from home in a survey by Uswitch.com. It was named the winner due to its high-speed broadband, good schools and abundance of green space. Bath and the Mendip area of Somerset came second and third David Attenborough The polar exploration ship RRS Sir David Attenborough has taken to the water for the first time and is conducting sea trials of its equipment. The ship, which, after a public vote, should have been called Boaty McBoatface, took four years to complete and cost £200 million…

1 min.
town & country notebook

Quiz of the week 1) Which mythical beast has the head of a man, the body of a lion and the tail of a scorpion? 2) Nocturnal hyperhidrosis is another term for what form of sleep disturbance? 3) How many native lizard species do we have in the UK? 4) Which French city, known for its water, became the seat of government during the Second World War? 5) Which fencing term is also used to acknowledge a sound or witty point in conversation? 1) Manticore 2) Night sweats 3) Three (common lizard, sand lizard and slow worm) 4) Vichy 5) Touché Riddle me this: News Time to buy Book of the week Hornet & Wild Rose: The Art of Tirzah Garwood, Anne Ullmann (The Fleece Press, £242 plus £10 postage) Anne Ullmann presents a long-overdue assessment of the extraordinary life…

1 min.
oh, the agony!

It’s never too late Q I’m an only child, my parents are deceased and I never married, preferring to live my life as I chose. However, after recent events, I have realised that my life is empty when stripped of travel and expensive restaurants. I feel incredibly lonely, but fear I have left it too late. A. S., Cambridgeshire A Only children often fail to perceive themselves as others do—solvent and unencumbered, you are something of a catch. After ‘recent events’, the Scrabble tiles have fallen in unexpected ways, ruts have been jogged out of and truths displaced by distraction have been exposed. Seize this. There will be others who have realised the same. You remember Sandy Wilson’s musical The Boy Friend? It’s Never Too Late to Fall in Love— not these days. Perhaps…