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Lifestyle: Country Life Magazine- February 1, 2023

Country Life Magazine – February 1, 2023 –

Travel — Let Country Life guide you along the paths less travelled

The snapshot

Giardino dell’Iris, Florence, Italy

Keeping up with the dames

Jo Rodgers feels right at home in glamorous Paris, and we pick our favourite European hotels

Sleep like a champion

Here’s where to bed down after watching the Olympics in 2024

The magnificent seven

Seven spectacular islands—from Menorca to Manhattan

The Atlantic’s green lung

Rosalyn Wikeley gets away from it all in the ‘Hawaii of Europe’

Historic English Homes: Writer Evelyn Waugh’s ‘Piers Court’, Gloucester

Piers Court, the house where Evelyn Waugh wrote his nostalgic masterpiece Brideshead Revisited, was used as a safe house for Royalists during the Civil War. He lived there from 1937 to 1956 – apart from during the war years when it was taken over by nuns.

December 16, 2022

It seems a sad state of affairs for a famed house whose previous owners — who bought Piers Court in 2010 — had done much to enhance a place described by Pevsner as ‘dignified and elegant’, which, behind its classical 18th-century façade, caters for both formal entertaining and informal family living. The standard of fixtures and fittings is really something – as this picture of one of the bathrooms demonstrates.

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Nature: 2022 UK Landscape Photographer Of The Year

Country Life Magazine – 2022 Landscape Photographer of the Year winners:

The overall winner, by William Davies: ‘Brecon in Winter’, Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales. Dawn sunlight warms up a winter’s morning in the Brecon Beacons. 

‘Rough and Tumble’ Photo by Lloyd Lane Photography (www.lloydlane.uk), runner-up in the 2022 Landscape Photographer of the Year. 

Tryfan by Aled Lewis. A photo of the iconic Tryfan in Snowdonia National Park. 

‘Sycamore Gap Sun and Moon’, by Brian Eyler. Sycamore Gap Sun and Moon. Northumberland, England. 

Lifestyle: Country Life Magazine – Nov 16, 2022

Country Life Magazine – November 16, 2022 issue:

SURVIVING WINTER: Joe Gibbs summons the fortitude of our forebears in a bid to survive the cold season in an old house with rattling windows, draughty chimneys and a leaky roof.

NEWS: What impact will inflation and the cost-of-living crisis have on our historic houses and churches?

MASTERPIECEThe Forstye Saga‘s enduring appeal.

ARCHITECTURE: Drapers’ Hall: An enduring force for good.

FURNITURE: The joys of gilded furniture.

INTERIORS: Fat, often glistening metallic tassels, fringes, cords and braids—known as passementerie—have been beautifying interiors for centuries, reveals an admiring Matthew Dennison.

Covers: Country Life Magazine – Nov 2, 2022

Country Life Magazine – The November 2022 issue looks at what London would look like if the wrecking ball hadn’t held sway in the 20th century, the pros and cons of an open fire versus a wood-burning stove, and follows in the footsteps of Phileas Fogg — plus, it includes our annual Gentleman’s Life supplement.

Preview: Country Life Magazine – Oct 19, 2022

Country Life 19 October 2022 looks at springer spaniels, Manet, the nature writing of ‘BB’ and meets bladesmith Owen Bush.

Masterpiece

Jack Watkins admires Stubbs’s racehorse portrait Gimcrack

With a spring in his step

The Welsh springer is a brainy, loyal dual-purpose spaniel, observes Katy Birchall

Dreams are made of these

Ten field sportsmen and women reveal their perfect days with rod or hawk to Octavia Pollock

Blades of class

Claire Jackson meets imposing bladesmith Owen Bush and dares to swing one of his sharp and gleaming swords

When the heat is on

John Hoyland canvasses gardeners and designers about the plants that best survived the drought

The man that shocked France

Artistic recognition came too late in life for Édouard Manet, regrets Michael Prodger

Preview: Country Life Magazine – Oct 12, 2022

Country Life – 12 October 2022

Country Life Magazine 12 October 2022 is an interiors special, but also looks at ancient barrows, Roald Dahl and much more.

Masterpiece

Jack Watkins on Ronald Blythe’s seminal Akenfield

Roald’s medicine

Rural life was a joy to the author, says Matthew Dennison

In praise of decency

Thoughtfulness abounds in the countryside, writes Margaret Casely-Hayford

Splendid isolation

Legendary interior designer Veere Grenney talks to Giles Kime about spending lockdown in a Palladian folly

Previews: Country Life Magazine – Oct 5, 2022

The capital according to… Howard Jacobson tells Harry McKinley about the perfect bagel Trees for life. On the 50th anniversary of the Woodland Trust, Clive Aslet visits the Devon home of its farsighted founder, Ken Watkins. Speaking truth to power, British politicians have been at the mercy of cartoonists for centuries, finds Charles Harris.


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Preview: Country Life Magazine – Sept 28, 2022

Country Life Magazine – September 28, 2022:

Walk this way

Katy Birchall consults trainer Ben Randall about how to get your dog to focus on you and stop disappearing on walks

Shooting pains

As a difficult shooting season begins, Simon Lester considers the state of the sport amid its many modern challenges

If I only had a brain

Confusing to dogs and a star of horror films, scarecrows still fulfil their traditional bird-scaring role, discovers Jeremy Hobson

Mary-Ann Dunkley’s favourite painting

The design director of Liberty Fabrics picks a bright patchwork

Masterpiece

Jack Watkins is diverted by the story of Shaw’s Pygmalion

Preview: Country Life Magazine – Sept 21, 2022

Country Life’s 21 September 2022 issue is a Cotswolds special, looking at gardens, homes and Oxford’s brief stint as the British capital.

Our great good fortune

Long live the Kings and Queens, says Carla Carlisle as she marvels at the balancing act of our enduring monarchy

A Cotswold capital

Simon Thurley explains how Oxford was fortified during its brief spell as Charles I’s capital city during the Civil War

A concentrated Arcadia

Tilly Ware lauds the dedicated restoration of the many buildings and features of a historic Cotswolds landscape garden

Stella Ioannou’s favourite painting

The artistic director of Sculpture in the City chooses a vivid and compelling British work