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A Vintage Life | Father's Day 2023 Newsletter

A Vintage Life | ‘My father was partial to all things fabricated with skill and effort: boots, books, bridges, cathedrals, and, especially, food.’

Greetings from Slightly Foxed. With Father’s Day on the horizon we thought some of you may appreciate a few present ideas for the father figures in your lives or, indeed, anyone you’d like to show your appreciation for at this time of year.

The Slightly Foxed backlist is full of eccentric, interesting, loving, challenging, and doting dads but we’d like to share with you a small segment of a particularly touching parental portrait in the form of Anne Fadiman’s The Wine Lover’s Daughter. This title, though, observes Adam Sisman in his preface to our edition, ‘is a misnomer; The Wine Loving Father is a more obvious description – though of course, in telling us about her father, she also tells us about herself.’ First published in the US in 2017, The Wine Lover’s Daughter is now a minor classic, one which will resonate with fathers and daughters, booklovers and wine-lovers, everywhere.

Please read on for an extract from The Wine Lover’s Daughter, as well as the aforementioned bookish gift suggestions. Should inspiration strike, your present can be sent off to the recipient, or to you to hand over in person, in good time for Sunday 18 June. And if you’re worried about delivery times, you can also choose to have an instant gift card sent to you to print out at home or sent straight to the recipient by email.

For anyone who’d like to spread some bookish joy any time in the next two weeks, we’re offering free gift wrap for all orders of £10 or more when you quote the promotional code GIFTWRAP at the final stage of the checkout or over the phone. As always, we’ve plenty of handsome gift cards, reams of brown paper and our understated cream ribbon to hand, and we’re ready to wrap our socks off!

With best wishes, as always, from the SF office staff
Hattie, Jess & Jemima

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