Saga Magazine - October 2018

Saga Magazine's October 2018 issue highlights include interviews with Michael Palin and Jennie Bond, plus must-read health and money features.



Person handing over the paperwork for a used car that they are selling

How do I avoid scams when I sell my car?

Don't fall victim to criminals when you sell your car privately with our guide to avoiding the car selling scams and dodgy buyers.

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Elegant ankle boots

This practical footwear can be worn with panache, says Alyson Walsh

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Dating mature couple

From divorce to dating

Dating after a divorce can be a scary prospect, but it's important to start with the right attitude - and not before you are ready.

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Driving on a country road in the autumn

Autumn driving tips

There’s no doubt that autumn presents its own challenges, not least on the road. Here’s our guide to keeping safe on the roads in the coming months.

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Why being a grandparent is so rewarding

One writer – and her grandson – tell us why being together is so rewarding for both of them.

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Top TV heroes

Our TV critic Benjie Goodhart lists his top 10 TV heroes - from Emma Peel to Dixon of Dock Green.

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Larry Hagman as JR Ewing in 'Dallas' © Globe Photos Inc/Shutterstock

Top TV villains

Take a journey into the deliciously dark side of TV.

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Apple cakes

Apple cake recipes

With tree branches heavy with autumn fruit why not try baking one of these deliciously moist apple cakes.

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How to perk up your autumn garden

These fixes for dull and bare patches in the garden will give you a stunning autumn garden.

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Beat the colds

How to avoid seasonal sneezes and sniffles.

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Hidden holiday charges

Read the small print and watch out for hidden holiday charges if you're planning a break.

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autumn books

October books

All is not fair in love, war or life, in gripping tales that range from Paris to St Petersburg, from Prague to peat bogs in wild and woolly Northumberland, reviewed by Rose Shepherd.

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Fermented foods

8 foods for good gut bacteria

From pickles, miso and kefir to fruit, veg and nuts your gut loves, find out what to eat - and how to make fermented foods.

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Joining an allotment group, or taking dance classes, could be just what the doctor ordered

Social prescribing: just what the doctor ordered

Why doctors are prescribing activities like dance classes and allotment groups for some patients with anxiety, low mood and loneliness.

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Fun nights out with a difference

From the mind-stretching to the comical, through to the plain bizarre, Jo Carlowe picks some of Britain’s more unusual entertainments.

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Michael Palin photographed by Andrew Hayes-Watkins

Michael Palin talks about his compelling new book

The Monty Python star reveals six secrets about writing his novel, Erebus: The Story Of A Ship...

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