Perfect

“Catesby knew that the footpaths of Weald Park were well marked. He often stopped there for his sandwiches when driving between London and his home in Suffolk. The landscaping of the estate, including the lake and deer park, had been carried out in the eighteenth century in the style of Capability Brown. The result was a setting of exceeding beauty and peace — the perfect place to dump a body.”

— From The Midnight Swimmer (2011) by Edward Wilson, with thanks to David Aureden; portrait of Lancelot (‘Capability’) Brown by Nathaniel Dance, d. 1811 from the National Portrait Gallery, London

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