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‘Sauntered homeward by unfrequented ways . . . ’ | A Countryman’s Spring Notebook

‘Sauntered homeward by unfrequented ways . . . ’ | A Countryman’s Spring Notebook

‘Unwinding from about our loins an elastic and exuberant whippet, we girded them and climbed the hill, lunched on sandwiches, ate an apple extravagantly, and sauntered homeward by unfrequented ways, stopping to look into churches full of Easter flowers . . .’

Greetings from Hoxton Square, where we’ve been enjoying the longer days and lighter evenings and drawing breath after the welcome flurry of orders that followed the publication of our spring issue. Slightly Foxed Issue 81 should by now have dropped through subscribers’ letterboxes around the world and we do hope you’ve enjoyed it, wherever you are.

The Summer issue is taking shape and will soon be sent up to Smith Settle for the alchemical process of lithographic plate-making, and early stock of our next publication – Adrian Bell’s A Countryman’s Summer Notebook – will be arriving in the office in the next few days. But before we get too ahead of ourselves, we’re looking forward to a few days of rest, relaxation and reading over the Easter weekend. The office will be closed from 5pm on Thursday 28 March until 9.30am on Tuesday 2 April so, if you’ve been meaning to get in touch with an order, or about anything else, please do so in good time before we shut up shop for Easter.

We’ll be in touch again next week. Meantime, we’ll leave you with this deliciously seasonal extract from A Countryman’s Spring Notebook, which is still available to buy as a single title or in a pair with the forthcoming Summer Notebook (Published 1 May).

With best wishes from the SF staff

Jess, Isabel, Rebecca, Izzy & Jennie

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