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Beautifully Folded Prose

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Andrew Gifford, Arundel Cathedral, early evening light, Slightly Foxed Issue 45

Intimations of spring at last! The longer days and lighter evenings have arrived on the crest of a brisk March wind, spring bulbs are bravely poking up in Hoxton window boxes, the pigeons are cooing in the square and it somehow feels as if everything is drawing breath after the long cold winter.

The spring issue of Slightly Foxed 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 nicely but to keep you going until then we’ve mined our rich archive of back issues for this piece from Issue 40 by the novelist and nature writer Melissa Harrison on Ronald Blythe’s Wormingford books. The SF office and our Gloucester Road bookshop will be closed over Easter for a welcome dose of rest and recuperation following the spring flurry. We’ll be back first thing on Tuesday morning so please feel free to place orders online over the next few days and we’ll post all items out early next week.

Meantime we leave you with Melissa Harrison and her appreciation of Ronald Blythe’s ‘beautifully folded prose’. A very happy Easter to you all.

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