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People's Friend magazine

People's Friend Magazine Information

  • Language:English
  • Country Of Origin:United Kingdom
  • Frequency:Weekly
  • Current Issue:Issue 42 (6 in stock)
  • Next Issue:Issue 30/10/2021, due 27th October
  • Barcode:9770262238336
  • ISSN:02622386
  • Related Topics: Women's Weeklies magazines
  • Issues per Year51

People's Friend magazine subscription

5 out of 5 (52 Reviews / 118 Votes)

The People's Friend is a true friend with dramatic short stories, craft projects and tips on good housekeeping and gardening and tempting recipes. Please note: Direct Debit orders are for a minimum 12 month term.

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About People's Friend Magazine Subscription

This famous story magazine was first produced in 1869 and has a distinct Scottish feel. You will really like sitting back in your easy chair with a refreshing cup of tea. People’s Friend contains six short fiction stories and two serials.

Every issue will also have an interesting project that can either be related to knitting, stitching or other handmade crafts. The recipes are also featured in accordance with season, festival or special occasions. You can also find some relevant health tips in the regular health feature. The magazine also offers features puzzles, poems and interviews.

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Customer Reviews

5 star    63
4 star    20
3 star    34
2 star    0
1 star    1
Average rating:
118 votes

Patricia - 31 July 2016

The People's Friend

Good escapism,and informative in a very pleasant way.

Annette - 30 April 2015

The People's Friend

This was a gift for my mum. She loves it looks forward to reading the stories and keeping up to date.

LUCY - 21 February 2015

Brought this subscription for my mum. She has brought this mag for many years. She likes the short stories and the variety of the columns , without any sleaze or celebrities

Joan - 18 February 2015

Overall an excellent magazine as it includes not only stories but puzzles general information

Rosie - 10 February 2015

I never get to read it, my father lives in the U.K. and I am in S.Ireland, but I know from what he says, my father thoroughly enjoys reading it every week, and looks forward to it dropping through his letter box.

Mary - 03 February 2015

My Mother-in-law loves this magazine, in particular the short stories, and it takes her a week to work through a copy. Perfect timing for the next issue!

Linda - 05 August 2014

I have been read this magazine since my Grandmother gave it to me to read and have not stopped reading it since.I am so glad that I can get it now I am in Spain Thank you.

Lorna - 26 June 2014

The recipient just loves this magazine and looks forward to it arriving every week !!

mandy - 15 April 2014

very good reading

Gillian - 21 January 2014

bought as a gift for my elderly mother. she is not very mobile and looks forward to it every week.

Lyn - 07 January 2014

Excellent reading, as always.

Carol - 17 December 2013

This was a gift for my mam who loves it

Colleen - 17 December 2013

All I can say is that my Mum loves it. Loves the serials, loves it all and get anxious when there is a delivery delay because she is missing her serials!

Maureen - 04 September 2013

It's a very easy magazine to read and the short stories are first rate!

Phyllis Gwendoline - 23 April 2013

love all the stories and the food file

Angela - 21 February 2013

The only magazine in my view which gives value for money, with short stories and interesting articles.

Sharon - 20 February 2013

This was ordered as a gift for my elderly mother. She is delighted with it arriving each week and is enjoying the range of articles in the magazine

Des - 12 February 2013

you have sorted it out now, initially you kept sending my wife two copies each week.

susan - 08 February 2013

a perfect gift for the mum that has everything she needs

ANNIE - 05 February 2013

My Mother-In Law was delighted with her subscription as a Christmas gift

Elizabeth - 23 January 2013

Ordered magazine for my mum's birthday present as she buys it regularly.

eileen - 22 January 2013

I have bought this magazine for several years but having it delivered is wonderful I read it from cover to cover

James - 22 January 2013

Good range of interesting fiction, consistent quality and interesting articles.

May - 25 December 2012

I bought the subscription for myfriend, and she is delighted with my gift to her.My motherused to get this when I was a weegirl and I used to read it.Kind RegardsMay Johnston in Spain

Matt - 21 November 2012

My mum's favourite!

Colleen - 10 November 2012

My mum loves that this magazine is an "old fashioned" magazine like the ones she read when she was younger. It gives her a lot of pleasure and she looks forward to it arriving every week.

june - 07 November 2012

love it

Ann - 13 January 2012


My favourite magazine.

Frances - 18 November 2011


Eleanor - 22 July 2011

Time between applying for subscription could do with being alot faster, other than that I am very happy with it

Sandra - 05 June 2011

As an ongoing birthday present my Mum is delighted to have the weekly magazine delivered and delivered reliably

Elizabeth - Australia 27 May 2011

My daughter buys me a subscription every year for my birthday, and I really look forward to seeing it in the mail each week. I like it because it is wholesome and family focused with uplifting articles and stories, beautiful knitting patterns, and great recipes to try!

Margaret - 22 May 2011

as a gift so do not see it

Rosemary - 25 March 2011

The stories are lovely and varied. My mother and I both enjoy them and we will be sharing them with my aunt as well.

S-J Windridge-France - 23 March 2011

It is the little tome,That packs a mighty punch,A days indulgent reading,Or a sneaky page at lunch,It reminds me of my Granny,Full of wisdom – tips and things to cook,All in all a fabuloso – simply mighty little book.Please enter me into the competition.ThanksSarah-Jayne Windridge-France

Jeffrey - 18 February 2011

This wasa gift for my 94 year old mother and she looks farward to it coming. She says it has some good stories in it

wendy - 18 February 2011

I just love the range of stories - which are short enough to fit into a busy day , and I love the knitting and/or craft idea each week. not bothered about cooking though.

T - 15 February 2011

My friend loves her subscription and receiving each week.

Denise - 11 February 2011

My mother is delighted

Ian - 04 February 2011

Welcomed as a gift and a good publication.

Linda Brazeau - Sudbury, Ontario, Canada 31 January 2011

For many years now, my friend(who subscribes to the magazine)has loaned me her copies of the Peoples Friend. I can't possibly put into adequate words the enjoyment that this magazine brings me - the pictures, recipes, crafts, stories and articles (I particulary enjoy "The Farmer and His Wife"). It is readily understandable why this magazine has been in publication for so long. Thank you for many hours of reading pleasure and keep up the good work.

Tim - 21 January 2011

My Nan likes this and I think its good value.

Margaret - 31 December 2010

I like it a lot. Fun to read upbeat, "G" rated stuff for a change.

Anastasia - 13 September 2010

The person for whom I subscribed is very happy with her gift.

carol gratton - matlock derbyshire, England 13 February 2010

peoples friend

i really enjoy reading the short stories, its a great magazine

Julia Clay - north Wales 08 February 2010

Peoples Friend

My mother in law has read Peoples Friend this since she was a young woman during the war. She is nearly 91 and still enjoys reading it

Sandra LONDON - Melbourne. Australia. 03 November 2009

The People''s Friend

This magazine is passed onto me by friends. I think ity is the equal or better than most Australian magazines. I eagerly await its coming. I enjoy the stories because they are heart-warming and non-violent.

Catherine Ross - Glenrothes Fife 08 September 2009

I was introduced to the "Friend" during my childhood. Both my grandmother and my mother read it. I really love the heart-warming stories and the many interesting articles each week.Throughout the years, it has kept to its wholesome features and high moral standards which is sadly lacking in many other publications. I will continue to read it for many years to come. It gives me so much pleasure.

Anne Kell (nee Roberts) - Perth, Western Australia 19 June 2009


I have read Peoples Friend as a youngster in the North of England (Co Durham) and 40 years later and living in Perth, Western Australia, I am still an avid reader of The Friend. I look forward to it each week, and it brings back lovely memories of my former home

Louise Durrant - Boston Lincolnshire 23 January 2009

I have been reading the freind since i was nineteen i,m now 34 and always enjoyed the light happy themes,no other book gives you that warm feeling.You know every stories is a feel good one i,ve tried recipes sent for free gifts and enjoy the gardening slots.Its then passed down to my father who is 78 and my next door neighbour who is sixty we often sqabble over who is going to read it first.

Anonymous - bedfordshire. 02 July 2007


I put comfort for the review because that is what I feel about this magazine. It is wholesome and we need more of that these days. At one time everything was wholesome including on T.V> which it isnt now, so this magazine is very welcome and a nice read. It is also informative andenjoyable in every way.

Violet Kennedy - Scotland 30 July 2006

enjoy it every week

I love peoples friend and have read it since my Grannie passed it on to me over 65 years ago

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