Journalist Editor and Founder Alison Jane Reid

Magazine Subscriber Offer - Letter from our journalist founder and editor, Alison Jane  Reid.

Will you help us reach our first 100 paying magazine subscribers and then keep going? Join our magazine community for one of a kind celebrity interviews, live shows, perks and expert help from the best films, drama and radio to watch to exquisite artisan slow fashion, the books to read and music to champion. We also have our new live and recorded culture show here.  Plus our organic living section with real food recipes, slow travel and wellbeing articles.

Quality magazine journalism with ethics, independence and shining authenticity is not funded and supported by faceless media giants or mythical hoards of ethical advertising.

It is supported by you our readers so we can stay gloriously independent, quirky and not be told what to do, write about, feature or broadcast! We would also love to hear from responsible, artisan and slow luxury businesses for our one of a kind business storytelling club. Harness my one of a kind, compelling skills as a storyteller par excellence.  

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We urgently need to create a sustainable and steady monthly income stream to recover from the challenges presented by Covid-19 and Brexit and the best way to do that is through reader subscriptions in return for rewards and more interaction with the magazine and with me the journalist founder Alison Jane Reid. I am completely in love with my profession. I have nurtured a life-long passion for interviewing people that are fascinating and inspirational. Stories that need to be told. I knew I wanted to be a journalist and storyteller by the time I was twelve years old.

Journalist Alison Jane with Actress Jenny Agutter After an Interview

So I went to university, buried my curious, creative mind in Henry James, Graham Green, Bob Dylan, Shakespeare, John Donne and Jane Austen and then I had to knock on a lot of doors to get my first break.

I've been an editor and feature writer on broadsheet newspapers and colour supplements writing about icons, film, drama and food for more than 20 years. This includes almost a decade at The Times Magazine. I have also worked for Mirror Group, You Magazine and The Lady. My iconic features have also been published in  - The Sunday Times, The Independent, Red, Country Life, The Illustrated News Group, ES, Orient Express and Harpers Wine and Spirits. I have also personally mentored via this magazine, more than 35 undergraduates and graduates on their way to their first job post-university. Help me do more.

This is what you support and receive in return

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Access to premium features.  AJ's interview coup this month is with John Simpson, buccaneering foreign correspondent and BBC World Affairs Editor. AJ recorded the interview life with an audience. It offers a remarkable insight into his career, life, passions, family and the future of news reporting. Subscribe now and get invites to more iconic and exclusive interviews like this  one with  John   Exclusive John Simpson Interview

Be the first to know about our cult live interview shows and get £5 off tickets if you want a discount or choose a perk instead. You can ask me and my little team to help with a personal recommendation for a film, drama, music to listen to, a fashion item or restaurant or hotel that you would love via email.

Monthly offers and subscriber perks and giveaways.

The Clementine Hypnotherapy and Wellbeing App

The first ten people to sign up in 2021 will receive a code with access to the Clementine Hypnotherapy Wellbeing App for the next six months worth over £50. Take a look at Clementine here. This perk will be on a first-come, first-served basis.  The  App works in all key countries.

Each month we will also have a giveaway, prize or offer for our supporters only. It could be a book, luxe item of slow fashion, hamper of organic tea, organic food and wine, virtual tickets or codes to a film, play, talk etc. Our September 21  prize is a recycled cashmere throw donated by Winser London. The prize retails at £159.00. There is no cash alternative and the editor's decision is final. ( We will run a  quiz in September to find our winner).

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