“It was like joining a family”
I became a “Friend” reader in the 1980s, when I was researching the magazine with a view to, one day, writing for it. That was when I realised it was very different from all the other magazines.
In 1991, the “Friend” bought a Father’s Day story from me, and it was like joining a family – not just with the lovely editorial staff, but with the readers, too – and that feeling has never left me.
Over the years, the “Friend” has evolved and changed with the times, but the warm heart and uplifting tone never changes. There is something very special about this national treasure of a magazine, and I’m delighted to still be writing for the “Friend” as it celebrates its 150th anniversary.