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Thread: Reader's Digest Big Volumes.Full of obscure information.

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    Default Re: Reader's Digest Big Volumes.Full of obscure information.

    One of the pubs near me has a shelf of short story collections from The Reader's Digest. These have 2-4 stories in one hard back volume.

    I think they once had a book of the month club at one time.
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    Default Re: Reader's Digest Big Volumes.Full of obscure information.

    Quote Originally Posted by Twocky61 View Post
    One thing about the Reader's Digest is the never ending prize draw they held

    They said you would be entered into the prize draw to win 250,000 & an expensive new car
    The adverts were always on at the start of the year, certainly in the early 1990s. I always wondered why Readers' Digest (along with Which magazine) was never seen on the shelves of WHSmith, even though they stocked every other obscure magazine as those that are mentioned at the start of the missing words round of HIGNFY. Quite a few of them managed to get onto the tables inside doctors' and dentist's waiting rooms however.

    In the Midlands, the prize draw advert voiceover was something like: "and someone lucky winner could be living in the Central Television region" with a "nighttime" map of the region and lights flashing on and off in that region. Of course, all regions had their own version.

    On Victor Lewis-Smith's Ads Infinitum, they showed a 1976 Reader's Digest advert with Robert Dougall having to improvise the stillness of a Madame Tussaud's statue at the end of the advert for around a minute as there were no freeze frame available - he looked as if he was about to collapse after 30 seconds of holding the same poses.

    I just wished that I could have got the RD's "How To Do Just About Anything on a Computer" when it was out - the early days of the internet (1999 for my own benefit).
    I am now in my 40s (just in case anyone asks).

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    Default Re: Reader's Digest Big Volumes.Full of obscure information.

    I presume Readers Digest was mostly a subscription magazine by then.
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