We have a new contest for Anglotopians. We recently attended a Royal Oak lecture featuring John Goodall, the co-author of a fabulous new coffee table book being put out by Rizzolo called: Country Life: 125 Years of Living in Great Britain from the Archives of Country Life.
This massive book is almost 400 pages long and features beautiful photography and history from the whole 125-year history of the iconic Country Life Magazine. John Goodall is the architectural editor at Country Life, and he gave a fascinating lecture about the history of the magazine in Chicago recently. I picked up an extra copy of the book, and John kindly signed it.
And now we’re going to give it away to one lucky Anglotopia reader! Simply fill in the form below and sign up for our email lists, and you’ll be entered (you can enter even if you’re already a subscriber). USA and Canada only (the book is very heavy and expensive to ship). You have until November 3rd, 2023 to enter, at which point we’ll randomly choose a winner. You’ll have 48 hours to respond to the notification email, or we’ll pick another winner.
About the book:
Live the romance of the British countryside through this lavish tour of the seasons, landscapes, gardens, and great houses that epitomize British country life, as seen through the eyes of Country Life magazine.
For 125 years Country Life has presented its readers with the finest insider’s tour of everything quintessentially British. Now in one volume, this spectacular collection of images offers the best of life in the British countryside, from charming Cotswolds villages to panoramic views across the Yorkshire dales and Glastonbury for readers who will revel in tramping across the heather filled moors to see King Charles’s favorite view in all England, the white cliffs of Dover, and the Dark Hedges of Northern Ireland. Discover on these pages the culture and seasonal activities of country life, whether it be a gentleman farmer showing off his prize cattle, fly fishing in the Scottish highlands, swan upping on the Thames, or cricket on the village green.
Country Life is renowned for its unprecedented access to the magnificent castles and palaces, as well as private estates and manor houses that dot the countryside from Dorset to the Scottish highlands, revealing many to its fans for the first time. In this volume readers are treated to the loveliest and most important houses and gardens from the last century, from Holkham Hall, Chatsworth, and Burghley, to Munstead Wood, Sissinghurst, and Kelmscott.
This book satisfies readers’ seemingly insatiable desire to capture in their own lives a small slice of the romance of English countryside living.