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The People's Friend Magazine Subscription

Celebrating its 155th anniversary, “The People’s Friend” has a fresh and exciting new look for 2024 – there has never been a more exciting time to try “The Friend”. 

The world’s longest running women’s magazine, “The People’s Friend” brings readers feel-good fiction and features every week. 

Each issue is packed with eleven short stories, recipes and crafts inspiration, and the best on health, wellbeing, nostalgia, gardening and travel advice. 

You won’t find as much fiction in any other magazine! The incredible team at the “Friend” puts it together, and we’ve been championing seasoned and debut writers since 1869. Each year, The People’s Friend publishes over 900 short stories! 

Escape from the everyday with “The Friend” whilst treating yourself or someone special to some well-earned screen-free time. Reading is proven to help you relax, and you only need the time it takes to drink a hot drink to start and finish a short story. 

Our stories are loved worldwide, and a subscription will ensure you never miss an issue or more importantly, a serial instalment! 

Top reasons to subscribe to “The People’s Friend” 

  • Save on the shop price 
  • Early access – receive your copy before it hits the shops 
  • Delivered direct to your door (free UK delivery!) 
  • Enjoy 11 new stories every week 
  • Inspirational and informative features 
  • Craft, knitting, recipes and gardening inspiration 
  • Health & wellbeing advice 
  • Never miss an instalment of your favourite serial! 

Message from the “The People’s Friend” Editor

Stuart Johnstone, editor

“The People’s Friend” is the home of great reading. There’s 11 wonderful new stories in every issue, including romance, cosy crime, historical tales and more. There is amazing lifestyle features to brighten your day, with cookery, craft and knitting and health and wellbeing.

And if that’s not enough, there is also nature, nostalgia and touching and inspirational real life. There really is something for everyone.

Just imagine the luxury of having your “Friend” delivered straight to your door. When you subscribe, your magazine will drop through your letter box every week, meaning you’ll never again risk missing that crucial final instalment of a favourite serial, or those recipes that will wow your family and friends. The People’s Friend is your place to go to make the most of your me-time and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to get your copy every week, so subscribe and join our community today!” — Stuart Johnstone, Editor

"The People's Friend" Special

You can never have enough fiction, so grab a cuppa and enjoy the perfect companion to the Weekly magazine, “The People’s Friend” Special.

Featuring 20 short stories in every issue, creative crafts, easy-to-follow recipes and brain-teasing puzzles, the Special is a must-have for any “Friend” reader. Plus, delivery is free!

"The People's Friend" Pocket Novel

The People's Friend Pocket Novel Subscription

Each Pocket Novel is one novel-length story packed with romance and drama. With two new titles every month published in larger print and a handy, pocket-sized format, they make for perfect reading on the go!

Digital Subscription

The Peoples Friend Digital Subscription

Save over 50% on your subscription cost by trying “The People’s Friend”, “The People’s Friend” Special or “The People’s Friend” Pocket Novel digital edition on your PC, tablet or mobile device.

You can enjoy the full digital replica of your favourite magazine to read anywhere, anytime you want.

Already a “The People’s Friend” subscriber? Manage or renew your subscription here.

For more from the “Friend” and to keep in touch between issues, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and sign up to our weekly newsletter. Plus, tune in to our award-winning story podcast, “Reading Between The Lines”, where we share and discuss 150 years of fabulous fiction from our archive.

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