Features Sneak Peek: October 20, 2018 issue

Even if you don’t like books, Hay on Wye is a gorgeous town in its own right.

But for book-lovers, it’s an absolute must-visit.¬†Simon Whaley is in town this week for our cover feature, exploring its many charms.

Our Pets As Therapy series continues, too, with a big day for Emma and Hansie as they get assessed by the PAT team. There’s a great wee picture of a pug in a P.A.T. bandanna that makes me chuckle every time I see it!

Deborah Siepmann visited the Killerton Costume Museum for us earlier in the year, and we’ve finally got it into the magazine. I had hoped to get it in sooner, but we’ve been so busy with features – the exhibition currently on is there for another 3 weeks, so don’t miss your chance to visit. It’s a great day out – just up the road from where I grew up, so we’ve been there a few times!

Speaking of not missing out, this is the second week of our competition to win tickets to our 150th party next January.

Our recipes celebrate National Curry Week – Britain’s favourite dish! And Liz has got a lovely textured cardigan on the Knitting pages.

Our Talking Point this week asks the question: Is it time that we stop getting paper receipts? Join the conversation on page 81!

Alex Corlett

Alex is the "Friend's" Features Editor, working with the talented Features Team to bring you everything from cryptic crosswords to financial advice, knitting patterns to international travel and inspirational real life stories. Always on the hunt for a new feature idea, Alex also enjoys cycling and loves a good tea room.