Country life

Moving to the country for a better life was a huge mistake

7 September 2019 9:00 am

Moving to the country was a huge mistake

Theresa May is dead right to want to rescind the fox-hunting ban

20 May 2017 9:00 am

Though I don’t think much of Theresa May’s paternalistic soft-left politics, I do like her no-nonsense style. That Q&A she…

Too grand for the Queen Mother: my strange life at Country Life

12 March 2016 9:00 am

The remarkable life and times of Country Life

Why I won’t be picking up litter for the Queen

13 February 2016 9:00 am

I am sure that the Queen disapproves of litter as much as anyone else, but she’s hardly ever exposed to…

'He said you said she said' — country chatter is exhausting

26 October 2013 9:00 am

Speeding down the farm track from my little country retreat, I came across the gamekeeper in his Defender. I wound…

Low life: In praise of honesty boxes

8 June 2013 9:00 am

Three miles up the road is a glass-fronted cupboard in a hedge that often contains free-range eggs for sale at…

Country matters

6 November 2010 12:00 am

Clive Aslet was the long-time editor of Country Life, and now, as its ‘Editor at Large’, is released into the environment.

Cross Country Guide

23 October 2010 10:00 am

This is a book which, along with a packet of extra strong mints, deserves a place in the glove compartment of every car.

Not every aspect pleases

2 June 2010 12:00 am

Half a century ago I read W. G. Hoskins’s book, The Making of the English Landscape, when it first came out. It was for me an eye-opener, as it was for many people.

Avoiding the Wide World

14 December 2009 12:00 am

Susan Hill reappraises The Wind in the Willows

Disastrous twilight

14 December 2009 12:00 am

With the opening paragraph of The Dogs and the Wolves (first serialised in France in 1939 and never previously translated) Irène Némirovsky takes us to the heart of her story: the complexities of Jewish life in eastern Europe and France in the first part of the 20th century.