People's Friend

Christmas Gift Subscriptions

With subscriptions starting from only £3 there’s never been a better time to buy a gift subscription for a loved one. Have a look through our best ever Christmas offers and you can save up to 65% on the shop price.

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Jobs For January

Jobs For January

It’s January, a new year and an opportunity to feel optimistic, so why not kick start the year by organising your summer garden displays? Read about jobs you can make a start on and we have plenty of great value plant collections for you to browse!

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1950s Recipes and Cooking Tips

1950s Recipes and Cooking Tips

With rationing on certain foods lasting until 1954, cooks in the 1950s had to be resourceful and creative. Some recipes have stood the test of time and remain family favourites, while a few of the more “creative” dishes are less popular today.

Tips and recipes were shared with and by readers of The Sunday Post, People’s Journal and The People’s Friend. Take a look at some of the best recipes and tips from the most inventive cooks that ever lived


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My Weekly's Berry Butterfly Cakes

butterfly cakes

Here at The DC Thomson Shop we are getting very excited for Spring and the warmer months ahead. To celebrate we wanted to share our brand new Spring products and one of our new favourite recipes!

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How to attract and care for wildlife in the garden

Wildlife in the garden

I really love spending time in my garden, and I feel a real sense of accomplishment when I look out and see the wildlife also enjoying my garden. When a hedgehog is exploring the grass or butterflies are enjoying the beautiful plants, I know I’ve done something right.

If, like me, you love nothing more than sharing your garden with birds, bees, hedgehogs and other wildlife then read on for some great tips on how to attract them!

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