Recently, we ran an unofficial poll on our Facebook page. What, we wondered, was your very favourite part of the magazine? The answer came back, loud and clear – “The Farmer And His Wife”!
We shouldn’t have been surprised. This long-running favourite continues to have enduring appeal, which was proved recently when we published a collection of these much-loved stories accompanied by their original colour illustrations. Sales exceeded all expectations – so much so that a reprint had to be ordered after just two weeks! If you haven’t already bought your copy, you can do so by clicking here. But hurry – they’re disappearing fast!
Four Things You Might Not Know About “The Farmer And His Wife”:
- The first story was published in the “Friend” in 1981.
- The author wasn’t, in fact, a farmer!
- The Riggin (ridge) of Fife is an area of high ground in the north-east of the region.
- The author loved the original illustrations so much that he frequently phoned the “Friend” office to ask for copies for his study walls.
We have an exclusive, never-before-heard audio recording of a “Farmer” story to share with you. Click on the audio player below to listen!