Greetings, dear readers, from Slightly Foxed, where we’re becoming far too accustomed to a long weekend . . . Alas, the office will be closed on Monday for the second week on the trot but we’ve been busy beavering away at the packing desk to make sure your bookish deliveries are unaffected by our brief break.
Outside the confines of SF HQ on Hoxton Square, London, too, is very much abuzz with activity for there’s much pageantry preparation afoot. Given the events of this coming weekend we thought it apt to share with you an excellent article from Slightly Foxed Issue No. 57 by Jane Ridley on Ben Pimlott’s classic biography The Queen. Please find an extract from Jane’s article below, together with a link to read the full article on the Slightly Foxed website. You’ll also find a selection of other royal reading recommendations, as well as a link to Moving in Royal Circles, the episode of our podcast all about royal biographies, memoirs and historical novels to which Jane contributed, alongside screenwriter and novelist Daisy Goodwin.
In the interests of balance and, indeed, variety, and for those of you less monarchically inclined, we’ve put together a selection of our favourite revolutionary reads – in the most literal sense – which we do hope you’ll also enjoy perusing.
If you’re tempted, please do place your order as usual and it will be dispatched when we return to the office on Tuesday 9 May. Meantime we hope you’ll enjoy delving into Jane’s article and browsing our varied book recommendations.
With best wishes, as ever, from the SF office staff
Hattie, Jess & Jemima