150 Years of the "Friend"

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It’s an exciting year for “The People’s Friend” as we head towards our 150th anniversary. We are delighted you have dropped by and we hope you enjoy “The People’s Friend” Online as much as the magazines, pocket novels and specials.

As the days roll on towards our January birthday, keep popping by for updates and news on what we’ve got coming up, along with all the regular recipes, daily serials and writing advice. Don’t forget, too, that you can pick up a copy of our 150th Anniversary Edition in our online shop. We’re very proud of it!

Cookery December 5, 2018

Go-go Gadget!

Who can resist a new kitchen gadget? Read about Marion's struggle to hold on to her money at the BBC's Good Food Show.

Lifestyle December 5, 2018

Embroidered Stories: Scottish Samplers

Embroidered Stories: Scottish Samplers is a new, free exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland. Seventy samplers from all over Scotland are on show, all generously loaned by American collector […]

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