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Issue 1234 - Ladybird

The Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups have become the publishing sensation of the decade, the 17 titles in the series selling two-and-a-half-million copies since first hitting shelves in October last year. This week, best-selling author / series creators Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris, have created a new collection exclusively for The Big Issue. A one-off Christmas special, not to be missed.

Musician Nick Andrew has lived in his car for more than 10 years. Earlier this year, he wrote about the reality of life on the road. This week, he returns with a revealing piece about what happens at Christmas.

Bullying, depression, motherhood. Read about a side of Mel C you haven’t seen before.

Nadiya Hussain won last year's Great British Bake Off and captured the hearts of millions – especially Mary Berry. Now, even though there’s a new Bake Off whizz on the block, Nadiya is still creating. Her latest offering, Bake Me a Story, is part story treasury, part cookbook, inspired by her children’s love of reading.

What does an ex-Pope do all day? In February 2013 Pope Benedict became the first pontiff in 600 years to retire. His biographer Peter Seewald, a confidante of the 89-year-old, writes for us.

Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah delivers his Letter To My Younger Self. He reflects on leaving his twin brother to move to London, what he's learned in defeat, and the role his faith has played on his success.

And, as always, much more...

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