The Story Of Friday Mackenzie
Ruth Spencer shares the legend of one talented New Zealand sheepdog.
The Money Tree
A Chinese legend is the focus of this inspiring short story.
It's A Date!
This humorous short story by Sandra Beswetherick takes place at a summer fête.
A family shares a hobby in this engaging short
Something To Read
Martin Edmonton from Plympton Academy explains how he’s hoping to improve prison literacy with a little help from the “Friend”.
One Red Balloon
Belief comes from within in this charming short story
When You're Smiling
This uplifting short story by Leonora Francis welcomes you to a brand-new Special.
Sunshine After The Rain
The blue umbrella stood out from the rest, promising better days to come.
Spreading Dinosaur Joy Is Now My Full-Time Career
Nicky Dee never tires of writing about her passion . . .
This enthralling short story by Kitty-Lydia Dye welcomes you to our brand-new Special.
Polly Pullar shares her excitement about a new book on one of her favourite animals.
Stories Told In Glass
Willie Shand finds out more about the ancient art of stained-glass work.
On White Sands
Celia Kay Andrew’s sparkling short story is set in the Caribbean.It was going to be a beautiful wedding, in the most beautiful location . . .
In Brookmarsh Woods
Rain or shine, off we’d go. Even when Dad’s pace got slower . . .
I was trying something new, but I would have to wait and see how it would turn out!
The Beach In Bali
A couple face troubles together in this moving short story by Kay Seeley.
Getting The Message
A plan is required in this lighthearted short story by Keith Havers.
THERE’S a festive buzz in the air at National Trust properties as the days shorten. Even when skies are grey, some of our best-loved heritage sites bask in a special warm atmosphere as Christmas approaches.
A Festive Favourite
How did Britain’s favourite bird become associated with Christmas? Nina Hoole finds out.
Neil McAllister visits Copenhagen’s festive markets . . .
A Penny And A Sugar Mouse
Kath Reynolds recalls the excitement of Christmases past.
Hooray For Herons!
Wendy Turner finds out more about a British success story.
I Regard This Job As A Huge Privilege
English Heritage’s Kate Mavor shares her enthusiasm for history and her work with Gillian Thornton.
My Legs Won't See The Light Of Day Now Until May!
Amanda Owen reveals the challenges of being a Yorkshire shepherdess in winter.
There Are Just So Many Stories To Tell!
Susie Kearley chats to David Eaves, visitor manager at Kenil Worth’s Stoneleigh Abbey.
By The King's Highway
BOTH the smallest and the second smallest counties in Scotland – Clackmannanshire and Kinross-shire – share as their northern boundary the rolling green hills of the Ochils.
Britain's Rescue Cats
WHEN I began to research our book about rescue cats and cat rescuers, I, too, felt a bit lost.
Now You See Her
The shores of Loch Ness are often crowded with people hoping to catch a glimpse of Nessie . . .
The Colour Purple
The bike was very distinctive – until it disappeared!
This unique Irish heritage site has scarcely changed for several hundred years. Steve Newman braved the crossing to find out more.