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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

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 visits old New York with Edith Wharton • 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 • MIRANDA SEYMOUR unearths a buried past with Georgina Harding • FELICITY JAMES takes tea in Cranford • GUSTAV TEMPLE is unnerved by Patricia Highsmith • LAURA FREEMAN balances Barbara Hepworth’s life and work • MATHEW LYONS remembers old Broadway with Damon Runyon • DAISY HAY gets political with Anthony Trollope • ADAM SISMAN toasts a wine lover with Anne Fadiman • TOM HODGKINSON returns to Kirrin Island • OLIVIA POTTS masters the art of French cooking with Julia Child, and much more besides . . .

Slightly Foxed: The Real Reader’s Quarterly Magazine Spring 2023

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.

Slightly Foxed Issue 77 & Spring 2023 publications

‘The business of reading should please the hand and eye as well as the brain, and Slightly Foxed editions – books or quarterly – are elegant creations. Content follows form, offering new discoveries and old favourites to curious and discriminating readers.’ Hilary Mantel

Foxed Goods

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.

Subscriber Perks

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.


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