Our 15-month Diary Is Back With Special 181!


You’re in for a treat if you pick up our latest Special: our 15-month diary is back by popular demand!

This year, it’s bigger than ever before, with more space to jot down your appointments and milestones. Or even just your latest shopping list!


Photograph by Iain McDonald.

Running from October 2019-December 2020, the diary also includes notes pages, space for important numbers, and some inspirational quotes from famous figures like Oscar Wilde and Claude Monet.

And that’s not all you’ll find in Special 181!

There’s also the second part of Polly Pullar’s orphaned squirrel rescue story, and some spicy curry recipes in honour of Curry Week.

We’re celebrating 70 years of Britain’s National Parks, taking tips on jam-making from the National Trust, and spending a day in the life of Scottish Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals officer.

All that, and Gillian Thornton explores the historic market town of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk.

Phew! That’s a lot to pack into our pages!

Special 181 is in shops now.

The People’s Friend Special is the perfect companion to the weekly magazine. With 14 short stories, puzzles, cookery, craft and travel in every three-weekly issue.

If you take out a Special subscription, every single one of these little gems will be delivered straight to your door.

And for a limited time, subscribing will mean you’ll receive four issues for an astonishing £11!

Click here to take a look at the features, fiction and knitting in our October 5 weekly issue.

Iain McDonald

Iain is Digital Content Editor at the "Friend", making him responsible for managing flow of interesting and entertaining content on the magazine's website and social media channels.