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WHAT an ex­cel­lent ar­ti­cle by Ara­bella Youens de­tail­ing Nancy Lan­caster’s in­flu­ence on English coun­try-house style (‘Per­fectly English’, April 5). A few years ago, on an Ed­in­burgh Dec­o­ra­tive and Fine Arts So­ci­ety visit to Kel­marsh Hall, Northamp­ton­shire, the knowl­edge­able guide told us that Lan­caster (above) had three re­quire­ments for stylish liv­ing: can­dles, mir­rors and flow­ers. I was amused to see that the el­e­gant draw­ing room adorn­ing the front cover of COUN­TRY LIFE had all three. Her le­gacy lives on. Fiona Camp­bell, Pee­bles

The writer of the let­ter of the week will win a bot­tle of Pol Roger Brut Réserve Cham­pagne

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