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British Publications

I just purchased a magazine "In Britain", and enjoyed it enough to perhaps subscribe to it. I liked the descriptions of local areas, brief current events, history, and the photos. I liked the different "slant" it has from tourist publications & websites. Before I subscribe, however, are there other British publications I should consider, that would show me more of Britain that you wouldn't typically find on tourist websites & brochures?

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Have been receiving In Britian for 30 years, love it. I also been receiving Relm for 20 years, it is a nice magazine also.

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I have been a subscriber to "In Britain" for several years. I aslo subscribe to "Realm", "This England", "British Heritage", "Ireland of the Welcomes", & "Highlander". Barnes & Noble carry several of these plus one of then, I can't remember which, has a little tear out sheet listing smaller more regional magazines available.

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Has anyone read or subscribed to Cotswold Life Magazine? Your thoughts? I loved your suggestions thus far......sigh, I wish I had a trip to UK in my near future......Any additional suggestions?

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There are separate ones for the countries as well. I like Scotland. There is one called This England, I think. It has interesting perspectives and is quite conservative. It gives interesting insights into English nationalism. I think that Scottish Life and The Highlander are actually North American based although the articles are clearly written by people living in Scotland. All of these publications offer a different perspective than other tourist publications. Check Borders and Barnes and Noble magazine racks. Availability will vary on location. Pam

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Diane - I haven't see Cotswold Life, but I have seen Somerset Life which is published by the same people (they do editions for several different counties). They tend to have articles on different places of interests and areas. The photography is usually very beautiful and they also have a What's On guide. If you are passionate about the Cotswolds I imagine you could build up a nice reference collection of articles using this mag. I used to live in Somerset and never met anyone who actually bought Somerset Life though! This range of mags seems to be aimed at wealthy people because they are full of adverts for designer clothes shops and photos of people at balls!

It's really interesting reading about your views of these magazines as someone in the UK. We either don't have them or they are only read by the elderly. I have looked through some of them and they have always struck me as very conservative and seem to be ignoring much of modern Britain. Mind you, we do get magazines about France and Italy in the shops here and I imagine they are equally narrow in their focus. My boss used to buy "Beautiful Britain" and that did seem to have some interesting articles in it.

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There was a really great magazine about Scotland that ceased publication--or at least I never see it in the US anymore. It was interesting because it was not conservative. It reminded of magazines you get in the US on cities such as Chicago or Madison. These magazines including the one I saw on Scotland, covered current events in their city. The one on Scotland covered new businesses that were opening up, current designers and artists, reviews of restaurants, books, theater, a bit of politics and so on. And, even have a bit of society/philanthropy gossip! I always felt like I was getting a little insider peek at Scotland whenever I read it. I was sad to see it disappear. Pam

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We love In Britian and Realm and Scotland magazines. We have subscribed for years. They are well worthwhile and even help us in planning our trips.