Yes, Serif Pageplus is good and so is Microsoft Publisher. Lots of magazine cover disks will give a free (earlier) version of pageplus. Check out the latest issues in your local newsagent. The only problem I have found with Serif is that once you have registered as a user you will get inundated with emails (and phone calls) offering other Serif applications. I just delete them.
I did succomb to their emails at first. I now have all the Serif programmes, PagePlus, Photoplus, DrawPlus, Webplus and and any other Plus they are offering. But it is now getting ridiculous so I don't want any more. The Plus programmes I have are working fine and do exactly what I want them to do so why do I need the next version up.