In the Spring issue: Victoria Glendinning hunts a biographer • Sarah Lawson revisits Gone with the Wind • Jane Ridley meets Edward VIII • Jeremy Lewis marches with Marlborough • Daisy Hay reads a novel of society, and much more besides . . .
‘An inspired gift for a hungry reader’ Telegraph
‘Quietly handsome editions – the sort of titles that readers, once they know them, not only enjoy but come to love’ Boyd Tonkin, Independent
Watch a three minute film of one of our cloth-bound books being made by our Yorkshire printers, Smith Settle.
‘A heartfelt celebration of writing that has stood the test of time’ Telegraph
Ninety-six of them, to be precise – that’s the number of pages in each issue of Slightly Foxed, the companionable quarterly magazine that’s all about discovering good books and the pleasure of reading. It’s an eclectic mix of entertainingly written and elegantly illustrated personal recommendations for books that have influenced, touched or amused the people who write about them, covering all the main categories of fiction and non-fiction, and our contributors are an eclectic bunch too. As well as pieces by well-known authors and journalists, we feature articles from writers you’ve probably never heard of, whose lives are lived outside the literary world, but who write equally thoughtfully and entertainingly.
We’ve been going for over ten years now, and readers frequently tell us we’ve filled a gap in their lives, widening their horizons by introducing them to authors they’ve not previously come across, or reintroducing them to old favourites. Coming up, there’ll be pieces on authors as diverse as Jonathan Coe, Wilkie Collins, Penelope Fitzgerald, Helene Hanff, Christopher Isherwood, Alison Lurie, Gavin Maxwell, J. B. Priestley, Jean Rhys, Dorothy L. Sayers, Leo Tolstoy, John Updike, Kurt Vonnegut and Evelyn Waugh, 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 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. So why not give Slightly Foxed a try, or buy a subscription as a gift for a friend or relative who loves books? You’ll be in good company.
Intimations of spring at last! The longer days and lighter evenings have arrived on the crest of a brisk March wind, spring bulbs are bravely poking up in Hoxton window boxes, the pigeons are cooing in the square and it…
A short recording from the launch party for Michael Holroyd’s memoir, Basil Street Blues. Slightly Foxed Editor Hazel Wood introduces Michael before he does a short reading from the book. The recording is a little shaky at first but please…
Here at SF our first instinct was to quietly ignore the overblown sentimentality of Saint Valentine’s Day but a handful of romantic souls have suggested we mark the occasion in some way, and give a nod to love in this month’s newsletter.…
‘Probably the most rewarding £40 I will spend this year.’
‘. . . a quarterly full of delights and articles about books new and old, published and out of print, beautifully illustrated and written by excellent authors . . .‘
Hooray, hurrah, for here’s the fox being recommended in the Telegraph Christmas Books 2014 round-up.
‘A memoir written in the late 1920s and recently republished in the beautiful Slightly Foxed Paperback series. The book tells of Bell’s move, at 20 years old, from bohemian Battersea to a small farm in Suffolk. Bell is a favourite of mine, and his nature writing is immediately transporting. It doesn’t hurt, either, that the Slightly Foxed Paperbacks, pocket-sized little chunks of perfection, are the most beautifully made paperbacks I’ve ever had the pleasure to own. They’re made by a traditional small press in Yorkshire to standards that make reading on a device seem like the most depressing possible compromise.’ On Adrian Bell’s Corduroy
‘1584, Santander. Twenty-year-old Harry Carey, younger son of the autocratic Earl of Aubigny, is serving on board his father’s merchant ship. The Spanish are making excuses to keep the Dragon from sailing, but why? If the ship is impounded, the…
Hip hip hooray for our wonderful bookshop Slightly Foxed on Gloucester Road for they are the Vintage Books 2014 Independent Bookshop of the Year. We are completely delighted for them!
‘Absolutely beautifully produced.’