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A Cab at the Door *Last 50!* | From the Slightly Foxed bookshelves

Greetings from Hoxton Square where we are gearing up for the arrival of the summer offerings from Tracey and the team at Smith Settle. Whilst floor-sweeping, shelf-shuffling and stock-checking, we noticed that we have just one box (50 copies) of our smart little Slightly Foxed paperback edition of V. S. Pritchett’s A Cab at the Door left in stock. We won’t be reprinting this title so if you are yet to add this classic memoir to your Slightly Foxed collection, please take this last opportunity to do so!

In A Cab at the Door V. S. Pritchett captures unforgettably the smells, sounds and voices of London in the first decades of the twentieth century, and the cast of Dickensian characters who made up his childhood world, from his austere Yorkshire grandparents, to the members of his father’s Christian Science church, and the employees and customers of the Bermondsey leather factory where he worked as a clerk until he made his getaway to Paris at the age of 20, determined to become a writer.

Please read on for an extract from Anne Boston’s preface and a link to read it in full on the website.

With best wishes, as ever, from the SF staff

Jess, Isabel, Rebecca, Izzy & Jennie

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