On sale this week from their street vendors is The Big Issue 1257, which cover features one of the most iconic images in children’s literature: art from Tiger who came to Tea by author Judith Kerr.
Inside, you can read a Letter To My Younger Self by the 93-year-old writer and illustrator, who has lived an incredible life; a Jewish refugee who lived through the Blitz and went on to create some of our best-loved stories.
The Big Issue also interview Betty Boothroyd, the first female Speaker in the House of Commons, who casts her eye over the state we’re in now. Another woman who has lived, it feels, several lives.
If you’re not a regular reader of The Big Issue, you may also want to grab a copy of last week’s issue from their online store, which features eight pages of comics.
The Big Issue is a magazine sold by homeless and long-term unemployed people. Vendors buy copies for £1.25 and sell for £2.50. They are working, not begging.
Since The Big Issue was launched in 1991 the title has helped thousands of vulnerable people take control of their lives. They currently work with around 2000 individuals across the UK offering them the opportunity to earn a legitimate income; to “help them to help themselves’.
• The Big Issue 1257 is currently available from street vendors across the UK. Issue 1256 is available from the magazine’s online store
With thanks to Smuzz