Country Life Magazine

We have hundreds of old Country Life Magazines, antique and vintage, that are not yet listed on our website or on ebay. They range from 1901 up until 1996. If you are looking for a particular date for a birthday or anniversary etc. please contact us.
Country Life is a British culture and lifestyle magazine founded in 1897 by Edward Hudson the owner of Lindisfarne Castle, and a friend of Gertrude Jekyll and Edwin Lutyens. The frontispiece of each weekly issue usually featured a portrait photograph of a young woman of society - the famous "girls in pearls". Contents and regular features included fine art and architecture, country houses and their interiors, gardens, historic buildings, landscapes etc. Aspects of rural living and leisure pursuits included farming, hunting, shooting, sports, horse riding and country shows etc. There were also many articles and features on antique collecting, gardening, motoring, travel, fashion, plus a weekly crossword puzzle and contract bridge problem.

Most weeks there would be a poem or verse included; some of the contributors included: Ford Madox Hueffer (Ford), Henry Howarth Bashford, Alfred Ollivant, S. Gertrude Ford, Arthur Holmes, C. Henry Warren, Gertrude Pitt, Helene Lejeune, Ethel Ashton Edwards, Eiluned Lewis, Isabel Butchart, Averil Morley, V. H. Friedlaender, Margaret Stanley-Wrench, Beatrice Kerr-Clark, Frederick Keeling Scott, Frances Cornford, Leslie M. Oyler, Roy Hinks, Dorothy Frances Gurney, T. Reive, Herbert Palmer, Zenobia Stockton, F. W. Harvey, Agnes Grozier Herbertson, Gladys Echlin, Eric Chilman, Bryan Guinness, Kathleen Foyle, Mabel Leigh, Freda C. Bond - plus many more. 

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