Dear Readers . . .
Our latest Special is full of good reading! This issue we have a fantastic page-turner as our mini-mag – Alison Carter’s gripping murder mystery, “In Cold Blood”, which will keep you guessing till the very end.
We also have 14 brand-new short stories by favourite authors including Jean Cullop, Wendy Clarke and Suzanne Ross Jones. Don’t miss Anne Pack’s poignant “Isobel’s Island”, set in the Hebrides, or “Pressing Matters” by Lydia Jones, a light-hearted story of good deeds and best intentions.
We also have some inspiring features to get you out and about over the next few weeks. Morag Fleming heads north to the Shetland Isles and finds lots to see and do on the wonderfully named Yell, Willie Shand recounts his visit to the World Sheepdog Trials, and Susan McMullen discovers the surprising side of Dundee, home town of the “Friend”.
Living in rural areas is not without its challenges, which is where an organisation called Distance Befrienders comes in – find out more on page 60. We also have puzzles to test your wits, a simple summer top to knit and easy Thai-style recipes to try at home.