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The Magazine

Slightly Foxed, as its name implies, is a magazine for booklovers who don’t feel entirely at home in the here-today-and-gone-tomorrow world of overnight publishing sensations and over-hyped new books. They’re interested in reading for its own sake rather than in keeping up with the literary Joneses. Slightly Foxed offers a calming alternative, opening the door to a world of interesting and often forgotten books they’re unlikely to read about anywhere else. Informal, companionable and elegantly produced, it draws its contributors from many different walks of life – some well-known in the literary world, some not – but what they all have in common is the ability to write personally and entertainingly about books they love and return to. Subscribing to SF is like spending time with a well-read friend – an unpretentious one with a sense of humour. More about the magazine.

The Books

Slightly Foxed also brings back forgotten voices through its Slightly 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 so far reissued all twelve of Ronald Welch’s outstanding – and long unavailable – Carey family series of historical novels for children, in a handsome format with the original illustrations. And there are more reissues of classic children’s authors to come. Browse our books.

And also . . .

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 our sturdy and good-looking book and tote bags, and a series of personalized bookplates featuring wood engravings by some of our favourite engravers. A subscription to the magazine brings with it a membership card offering various benefits such as reduced membership fees for a number of literary clubs and organizations and reductions on all things Slightly Foxed. View current membership benefits.