The British countryside holds a special place in the heart of the nation, some would say we have an obsession with the rural dream. For almost 120 years Country Life magazine has aspired to capture the soul of the countryside. It's a weekly bible celebrating all that is quintessentially British in property, gardens and society. From ‘How to Hang Your Oil Paintings’ to ‘Gentleman of the Year’, articles are enjoyed by readers up and down the country – it’s even whispered to grace the WC of the Queen herself. Land of Hope and Glory: British Country Life spends a year behind the doors of this luxurious publication, visiting cottages, manor houses and castles to discover the reality behind the rural dream and meet the magazine's extraordinary characters. Editor in Chief Mark Hedges claims Country Life “will be the last magazine on the news stand”. This aspirational series will follow quite how he does it.