Reader's Digest UK

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Archived since November 2012
Modern Archive

121 issues

The largest circulating magazine in the world, Reader’s Digest packs a lot into its compact pages. Bursting with stories, articles, advice, recipes, reviews, tips, jokes and anecdotes, Reader’s Digest aims to make your day a little bit more interesting, your year a little more informed and your life a little richer.
A compendium of advice, true-life tales and human-interest stories that traverse cultures, Reader’s Digest has been a trusted source of entertainment and knowledge for over a century. Each month, you will receive evidence-based health advice from world-renowned experts, moving stories that celebrate the things that make life full, as well as incisive interviews with chosen celebrities that reveal what made them who they really are.
About Reader’s Digest
Reader’s Digest was first published in 1922 by American copywriter, Dewitt Wallace, who decided to create a new genre of magazine after reading several during his convalescence following a shrapnel injury in the First World War – his vision was to publish a magazine that contained interesting and engaging articles across a breadth of topics.
Now over 100 years old Reader’s Digest has become one of the world’s best-loved general-interest magazine, containing something for everyone and a trusted friend in a complicated world.
First published in the UK in 1938, the Reader’s Digest magazine is the ultimate companion to pass the time and stop you from getting bored – packed full of stories, articles, advice, recipes, reviews, tips, jokes and anecdotes, and enough to keep you entertained for weeks on end.

Latest Issue

  • Hugh Jackman: the star of X-Men and The Greatest Showman opens up about mental health, musicals and Marvel 
  • Are we facing a labelling epidemic? Is self-diagnosis becoming a dangerous problem or can it be helpful? 
  • Unexpected causes of tiredness: From iron deficiency to hypothyroidism, some of these 9 reasons might surprise you 
  • Sir Michael Burton: a former British diplomat looks back on a six-decade career around the world in Her Majesty’s service 
  • A wild ride in Patagonia: the story of an awe-inspiring, all-women horseback trip in the mountains of Argentina

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  • First Issue: November 2012
  • Latest Issue: March 2023
  • Issue Count: 121
  • Page Count: 18,171
  • Published: Monthly