Country Life January 3 2018 Country Life January 3 2018 is a purrfect start to the new year for cat lovers as we take a look at literary felines, while John Martin Robertson examines a Georgian house saved from the wrecking ball. CATS: Emma Hughes explores the nine lives of fictional felines. BIRDS: The pelicans of St James’s Park – and how they almost sparked a global crisis. SOCKS: Like it or not, your socks make a statement about you. Katy Birchall explains. FAVOURITE PAINTING: The director of the NSPCC on a Singer Sargent piece. ARCHITECTURE: Marston House is one of the most important Georgian houses in the South West, but came close to demolition. Subscribe to Country Life from £31.11 SUITS: Jonathan Self takes a trip beyond Savile Row to find bespoke suits across the country. FOCUS ON FARINGDON: The Oxfordshire market town dissected by Matthew Rice. BEAUTIFUL BATHROOM: Designer Joanna Wood shows us around her delightful room. REMEMBERING 1918: Country Life’s archive manager Melanie Bryan looks back on life 100 years ago, via the pictures in our astonishing archive. ALRIGHT, SQUIRE?: What does the future hold for the English country squire? Adrian Leak finds out. COOKING: Melanie Johnson shares three fine kale recipes. PROPERTY: What London buyers are looking for in 2018, plus why house prices in the North will grow.