In the current issue: Justin Marozzi joins Norman Lewis on the road to Mandalay • Melissa Harrison returns to Suffolk with Adrian Bell • David Rain is touched by Platero the Donkey • Michael Holroyd meets The Smith of Smiths . . .

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Do you carry elderly Penguins in your pockets?

Do you linger in the book sections of charity shops?
Do you panic if you find yourself on a journey with nothing to read?

If so, we think you’ll enjoy Slightly Foxed, the companionable quarterly magazine that’s all about discovering good books and the pleasure of reading. Eclectic, elegant and entertaining, Slightly Foxed is a quarterly magazine for non-conformists, for people who don’t want to read only what the big publishers are hyping and the newspapers are reviewing. There are thousands of good books in print that are never mentioned in the literary pages, but most people have no way of knowing what they are or which ones may appeal to them. Slightly Foxed fills this gap, introducing, or reintroducing, its readers to all those wonderful books that languish on publishers’ backlists but have too often disappeared from bookshops, and to interesting books published by small presses that rarely get reviewed or stocked by the chain bookshops.

Our contributors are both established writers and people from other fields who share their passion for particular books and authors. They write about interesting new books that have been overlooked, books that have been neglected or forgotten, books that have in one way or another contributed to their own development, books to which they return for pleasure, comfort or escape. Coming up, there’ll be pieces on authors as diverse as Jonathan Coe, Wilkie Collins, R. F. Delderfield, Patrick McGrath, Olivia Manning, Gavin Maxwell, J. B. Priestley, Jean Rhys, Leo Tolstoy, John Updike, Kurt Vonnegut, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Keith Waterhouse, Evelyn Waugh and Virginia Woolf, as well as forgotten or unusual names you’re unlikely to have come across.

Slightly Foxed is about discovery and the sheer enjoyment of reading, a wonderful bran-tub of personal experiences you’re invited to share. It’s a pleasure to hold and to look at too, printed on fine cream paper, with black and white illustrations throughout, and bound in a neat A5 format by our Yorkshire craftsmen printers. To most of our readers it’s more than just a magazine, it’s an introduction to a circle of like-minded people for whom reading is an essential part of life. Why not join us, and enjoy some excellent company too?

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