Reader's Digest UK

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Archived since November 2012
Modern Archive

133 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:

• Jessica Chastain: The Oscar-winning actor talks about championing women’s stories, her rebellious youth and portraying raw characters in film
• Home At Last: Incredible, heart-warming true stories of pet reunions, including a dog who was missing for a decade
• Dance As Medicine: How dancing improves the lives of people with health conditions such as Parkinson’s, MS and brain injury
• Artful Boston: Exploring the cultural offerings and artistic side of the US city known as “the Athens of America”
• Precognitive Dreams: Could our night visions ever predict the future?

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  • First Issue: November 2012
  • Latest Issue: March 2024
  • Issue Count: 133
  • Page Count: 20,137
  • Published: Monthly