In this issue
Give yourself an early Christmas present and dig in to a copy of Wiltshire Life's January issue.
Snow, snow snow... Wiltshire Life's January issue is a big 'merry Christmas and happy New Year' all wrapped up in an exciting cover, with a twinkling centre to boot. Find out facts you didn't know about snow and place your bets as to whether it will be a white Christmas; make canapé party food with MasterChef's Juanita Hennessey; discover the people who can bring you a magical festive season; and find out what it is like to be the cover girl of a nude charity calendar.
We have a wonderful centre-page pull-out guide to the stars, with a highlight for each month of 2017. It's also 200 years since the death of Jane Austen next year, so expert David Lassman looks at the celebrated author's links with our county.
Sting tells us about his latest album, we meet Daily Mail cartoonist Pugh and we also find out that in this day and age people are still dying of the cold in Wiltshire.
Plus, why is Marlborough set to get a boost? And discover a feast for the eyes and the belly in Tisbury; while the stunning photos in Village Life will make you want to explore the villages that orbit Devizes.
There's Christmas gift inspiration and a Dickens ghost story, plus last but most definitely not least, we bring you tales from the riverbank of Wiltshire's otters. Could there be beavers here too..?
It's all in the January issue of Wiltshire Life. Dig out your slippers, grab a cup of cocoa and have a good read.
From the editor
I really love the stunning stargazer’s guide in the centre pages of our January 2016 issue. It details what you can see and when, and fills you in on the background. As a Jane Austen fan, of great interest to me too is the piece by a leading expert on Jane Austen’s relationship with Wiltshire. From our 1946 archive, you can read a fascinating piece about Charles Dickens on Salisbury Plain that I just had to put in front of today’s readers. We also find out why Tisbury has become such an up-and-coming place; it’s one of my favourite villages. I’ve always loved otters and here you can read an in-depth piece about otters in Wiltshire by a leading wildlife film expert. It’s the complete package…Enjoy! Claire Waring, Editor, Wiltshire Life