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Book Crooks | From the Slightly Foxed archives

Greetings from Slightly Foxed where we’re been rather busy in preparation for a spate of May Bank Holiday Mondays here in the UK. But fear not, dear readers, we’ve got lots to share with you in our short absences to ensure you remain fully Foxed.

It’s safe to say none of the Foxes will be merrily Morris dancing our way through Monday, but rather taking the opportunity to curl up in a quiet, cosy corner somewhere with our current read. We thought it only fair to provide our readers with some most interesting and entertaining reading worthy of a three-day weekend, and Charles Elliott’s article on book forgery and theft – published in Slightly Foxed Issue No. 22 – certainly fits the bill on both fronts, charting a history of ardent book collectors and of their bookish obsessions.

In this spirit of library building and bibliophilia, we’re also providing you with some bookish recommendations to fill any gaps in your own libraries, particularly those in your Slightly Foxed collection. Please read on for bookish galore in the form of an extract from Charles’s article, with a link to the full article for free on the SF website, as well a soupçon of reading suggestions.

We’ll be back in the office on Tuesday 2 May ready and raring to pack up all the weekend’s orders and post them off to readers around the world. Meantime we do hope you’ll enjoy meeting Charles Elliott’s book crooks and that you all have a very jolly weekend.

With all good wishes from the SF office staff
Hattie, Jess & Jemima

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