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Pass It On - Tips from the 1950s

Pass it on

Pass It On Household & Cooking Tips books are full of useful advice, wisdom and nostalgia from the 1950s. The tips are have been collected from newspapers and magazines of the 1950s, when housewives used to write in with their ingenious, clever and tasty hints and tips. 

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A conversation with… Angela Gilchrist

The People's Friend 150th

This year The People’s Friend celebrates its 150th birthday with a year-long series of special commemorations. The People’s Friend has a very dedicated readership and subscribers, which has helped it endure for the past 150 years. We caught up with Editor-In-Chief Angela Gilchrist to find out the plans to mark the occasion and what keeps the “Friend” so near and dear to readers’ hearts.

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The Complete Gin Guide

With the spring finally here, it is almost the time to sit outside with a lovely glass of gin in your hand and watch the world go by. Gin is a perfect choice for a light, spring cocktail and we have created this guide to help you make your perfect drink. Here at the DC Thomson Shop, we love to give you the choice of great and unique items you won’t find elsewhere.

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Growing Basket Plants

Spring is now well underway and Summer is coming! Running out of space for plants in your garden and pots? Well, start going upwards! Hanging baskets are a great way to add additional colour to your garden, patio or balcony, and now is the perfect time to get started. 

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The Art Of Ian Kennedy celebrates 70 years of comic artist's work

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The Art Of Ian Kennedy celebrates 70 years of comic artist's work. Ian is the longest serving DC Thomson Media illustrator, having worked for the publisher for 70 years, beginning his career in the company's Art Department back in 1949. Since then, he has contributed to many of DC Thomson Media's comics, such as Commando, Britain's longest-running war comic, Starblazer, Hotspur and many more. Incredibly, Ian has created over 1,250 Commando covers, which continue to be very popular amongst readers.

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Remember when you could get a doctor’s appointment?

The Doc Replies

You might have noticed that visiting your doctor isn’t quite like it used to be (now there’s an understatement!). But we still have many of the same ailments as we used to. We’re still suffering, even if we can’t talk to a doc.

Actually, while we’re on the subject of health, how are you? Do you feel well? Have you shaken off that cough? Are you sleeping well? Are your feet OK? How’s your heart? Are you eating properly? Is there anything worrying you?

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Gardening Jobs for March

Gardening Jobs for March

Spring is now upon us and with the weather getting warmer, we think now is the perfect time to start organising your garden so it is ready for summer. Gardening is actually considered a great exercise and we could not think of anything better than being out in the fresh air and connecting to nature. It sounds much more rewarding than going to the gym!

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The complete Mother's Day gift guide

Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is the perfect time to say "Thank You” to your Mum for always being there. We have put together this gift guide to inspire you and help you choose the best gift to show your mum some appreciation. 

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Spring is on the horizon

spring gardening advice

February has arrived with a little bit of a cold snap but happily there are milder temperatures forecast for the rest of the month. Many gardeners up and down the country have already been busy preparing their gardens for the spring and summer months but it’s not too late if you’ve not yet started.

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