See inside latest Antique Collecting magazine

The November issue of Antique Collecting magazine is out now, with a focus on the influence of France in art and culture. In the month that sees the launch of the new film, Napoleon, we explore the influence of the First French Empire, plus take a tour of the country’s must-visit fairs and brocantes. Elsewhere, Antiques Roadshow favourite Geoffrey Munn recalls his remarkable career, we reveal the history of shoes, and raise a glass to whisky collecting. Subscribe now to get the magazine delivered to your door each month – plus receive a free book and jute bag – and find out what’s inside by scrolling down.

The Empire Strikes Back: In the month a new film on Napoleon launches, we raise the curtain on furniture and decorative arts from the First French Empire

Fashion Forward: Almost a century on from the first exhibition of art deco in Paris, author Alastair Duncan considers its enduring style and one of the designers at the forefront of the movement

Beret Good: Ever wondered which antique fairs the French head to? Local bargain hunter and collector Marin Montagut provides an insider’s guide

Munn of the Moment: Antiques Roadshow favourite and Fabergé expert Geoffrey Munn recalls some remarkable encounters during a career spanning 50 years

Heart and Sole: On the eve of a new exhibition, buckle up for our whistlestop tour of the unsung and fascinating history of shoes


Against the Grain: Mark Littler chronicles the remarkable career of a pioneering female distiller responsible for a single cask that produced four bottles of whisky which sold for £4m

Also inside this month’s issue:

An Auctioneer’s Lot: Charles Hanson showcases four medals from a gallant WWI hero, ahead of this month’s Remembrance Sunday

Saleroom Spotlight: There’s a rare sale of hats and milliner’s accessories taking place in North Yorkshire. Specialist Sally White reveals her highlights

Marc My Words: Another fascinating slice of life from Antiques Roadshow specialist Marc Allum