Each issue of Slightly Foxed offers 96 pages of lively personal recommendations for books of lasting interest – books, including fiction and non-fiction, that have stood the test of time and have left their mark on the people who write about them.
Slightly Foxed brings back forgotten voices through its Slightly Foxed and Plain Foxed Editions, a series of beautifully produced little pocket hardback reissues of classic memoirs, all of them absorbing and highly individual. For younger bookworms – and nostalgic older ones too – there’s the Slightly Foxed Cubs series, in which we’ve reissued a number of classic nature and historical novels. Our online bookshop also includes a carefully-curated selection of titles from other publishers’ lists.
Whether you’re in search of a present for a bookish friend or relative, or a treat for yourself, Slightly Foxed offers a range of book-related merchandise, including cloth-bound notebooks, sturdy and good-looking book bags, beautifully crafted bookcases, shelves and bookends, handy bookplates featuring a specially-commissioned woodcut and a number of illustrated bookmarks, postcards and seasonal greetings cards.
Almost everything listed on our website can be sent to you, or directly to a gift recipient together with a hand-written gift card. The office is well-stocked with smart gift cards, reams of brown wrapping paper and foxed ribbon. For last-minute gifts, we can send an e-gift card in advance of sending the subscription or item. You can arrange to do this during the checkout process.
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From £48 per year, with subscriber discounts and benefits
The independent-minded quarterly magazine that combines good looks, good writing and a personal approach. Slightly Foxed introduces its readers to books that are no longer new and fashionable but have lasting appeal. Good-humoured, unpretentious and a bit eccentric, it's more like having a well-read friend than a subscription to a literary review.
‘Slightly Foxed is a handsome handful of thick creaminess, always with lovely covers, and would make a great present for someone who likes books. It’s rather like that voice you always hope to hear behind you in old bookshops . . . “Ah now that’s an interesting one”.’ – Independent
About Slightly Foxed
Our readers often tell us they can hardly wait for the next issue of Slightly Foxed – the only literary magazine that introduces them to good books from both the past and the present.
Companionable and unstuffy, Slightly Foxed is more like a well-read friend than a literary magazine. Each quarter it offers 96 pages of lively personal recommendations for books of lasting interest – books, including fiction, non-fiction and poetry, that have stood the test of time and have left their mark on the people who write about them. It’s an eclectic mix, and our contributors are an eclectic bunch too. In recent and forthcoming issues:
MARGARET DRABBLE spends time with Doris Lessing • HENRY JEFFREYS props up the bar with Kingsley Amis • POSY FALLOWFIELD attends a wedding with Carson McCullers • MARTIN EDWARDS follows the case of the poisoned chocolates • DAISY DUNN visits ancient Greece with Mary Renault • EDMUND GORDON parties with Henry Green • SELINA HASTINGS pays a visit to Don Otavio with Sybille Bedford • GUSTAV TEMPLE is unnerved by Patricia Highsmith • LAURA FREEMAN balances Barbara Hepworth’s life and work • WILLIAM PALMER meets archy and mehitabel • ADAM SISMAN toasts a wine lover with Anne Fadiman • JUSTIN MAROZZI takes a short walk in the Hindu Kush • OLIVIA POTTS masters the art of French cooking with Julia Child, and much more besides . . .
‘Slightly Foxed is a very civilized way to appreciate books and writers. No shouting, no hype, just beautifully presented enthusiasms, most of which are irresistible.’ Michael Palin
Our readers enjoy the way Slightly Foxed opens up unexpected new horizons and they love the way it looks and feels – delightfully illustrated and printed on elegant cream paper. They love our beautifully produced series of classic memoirs and children’s books that have been allowed to slip out of print too. So whether you’re in search of stimulation, consolation or diversion, a treat for yourself or a present for a bookish friend or relative, then why not try an issue of Slightly Foxed or take out a subscription for yourself or as a gift for a bookish friend? If you love books as much as our regular readers do, you’ll be in excellent company.
More than just a literary magazine . . .
Slightly Foxed also brings back forgotten voices through its Slightly Foxed and Plain Foxed Editions, a series of beautifully produced little pocket hardback reissues of classic memoirs, all of them absorbing and highly individual. For younger bookworms – and nostalgic older ones too – there’s the Slightly Foxed Cubs series, in which we’ve reissued Rosemary Sutcliff’s Roman and post-Roman novels, classic nature novels by BB and a number of Ronald Welch’s outstanding series of historical novels, in a handsome format with the original illustrations.
Whether you’re in search of a present for a bookish friend or relative, or a treat for yourself, Slightly Foxed offers a carefully chosen range of book-related merchandise, including cloth-bound notebooks, sturdy and good-looking bags, a beautifully crafted revolving bookcase and handy bookplates featuring a woodcut by Clare Curtis.
A subscription to the magazine also brings with it various benefits such as reduced membership fees for a number of literary clubs and organizations, such as the RSL, Gladstone’s Library and The London Library, discounts at various independent bookshops around the country and reduced rates on all books, back issues and merchandise produced by Slightly Foxed and all other books stocked in our online bookshop too.