Slightly Foxed Editors Gail and Hazel talk to Miranda Mills on the Tea & Tattle podcast ‘This week, I’m joined by Gail Pirkis and Hazel Wood, the founders and editors of the literary journal and publishing company, Slightly Foxed. I’m…
The relationship between language and the living world is celebrated in this exhibition of poetry and illustration. The Lost Words is a unique collaborative project between the award-winning author and Slightly Foxed contributor Robert Macfarlane, and acclaimed artist and author Jackie Morris, that seeks to reconnect people with the natural world. Subscribers to the Slightly Foxed newsletter can receive half-price admission to the exhibition on full-price and concession tickets. It runs until 6 May 2018.
As we look towards bright spring days here in Hoxton Square, we find our minds turn to warmer climes, and particularly to Book/Shop in Oakland, a beautiful space that’s lined with books and flooded with light.
Belgravia Books of London is an independent bookshop run by an independent publisher, so it is no wonder that Slightly Foxed has sat proudly on its shelves since it opened its doors six years ago.
Much Ado Books is an independent bookshop in Afriston, run by Cate Olsen and Nash Robbins, two Americans who decided to sell both new and old books in a medieval village in the heart of the Cuckmere Valley.
The Wyken Estate, just outside Bury St Edmunds, encompasses a vineyard, beautiful gardens, a restaurant, a café, a farmers’ market, an extensive country store and, notably, a bookshop. Carla Carlisle came to Wyken when she married her husband Kenneth in 1986. She set about diversifying the farm and it has thrived ever since.
This utterly bookish blog by Slightly Foxed subscriber Arpita is packed with reviews and lovely photos. ‘Armchair traveling around the world, one book at a time. Greetings from Massachusetts, USA. My name is Arpita and I love being stuck in…
A well-written, thoughtful and wide-ranging book review blog by editor and lifelong booklover Lori. ‘I try to do a review each Friday, with sometimes another post of some sort during the week. I have a special love for the book as…
The Adrian Bell Society came into being in 1996 with the aim of encouraging a wider interest and appreciation in the life and works of Adrian Bell. The Society holds at least two meetings each year, publishes two Journals, and…
Her Edit is a free online magazine for women celebrating independent, free thinking women, the inspiring things they do and the remarkable things they achieve . . . Her Edit was born almost three years ago out of the frustration of…
Nestled in a small village in North Wales is Britain’s finest (and probably only!) residential library. With over 250,000 printed items (specialising in theology, history, culture and politics), it is the national memorial to four times Liberal Prime Minister, William Gladstone, who founded it in 1894. Now the Library has 26 boutique-style bedrooms where you can stay 50 weeks a year; a bustling programme of literary events including courses and evening readings; as well as its own series of festivals – Gladfest, Hearth, and DemFest.
Dr Johnson’s House is a charming 300-year-old townhouse, nestled amongst a maze of courts and alleys in the historic City of London. Samuel Johnson, the writer and wit, lived and worked here in the middle of the eighteenth century, compiling his great Dictionary of the English Language in the Garret. Today, the House is open to the public with a collection relating to Johnson, a research library, restored interiors and a wealth of original features. The House runs a lively programme of special events and exhibitions for literary enthusiasts and the curious-minded.
Delayed Gratification is the world’s first Slow Journalism magazine. It’s a printed quarterly publication which revisits the events of the previous three months to see what happened after the dust settled and the news agenda moved on.
Arthur Ransome was the celebrated author of the 12 ‘Swallows and Amazons’ stories – written for young people of all ages. But he was much more: bohemian, media correspondent during the Russian Revolution, spy, sailor, fisherman, pipe smoker . . . The Society exists to celebrate his life and to promote his interests in exploring, camping, sailing, navigation, leadership, literature and much more.
An entirely independent recommendations online magazine. Shiny New Books is what happens when you put four book bloggers in a virtual room and let them give in to wish fulfillment.
Angel Classics brings new discoveries of classic European authors previously unavailable in English or only in poor translations. Angel translations have won a leading reputation for scrupulous fidelity to their originals and their impact in English. Each title includes an absorbing introduction which draws the reader into the author’s life and time.
Edited by ex-Spectator man Alexander Chancellor, The Oldie is emphatically not a magazine about retirement. It is for any independent-minded reader, full of good writing and amusing articles on a wide variety of topics.
Since the magazine was launched in 1999, Mslexia has become the magazine for women writers to submit to.
Hortus is a privately published quarterly journal which addresses itself to intelligent and lively-minded gardeners throughout the English-speaking world. The beautifully printed and bound issues, each of 112 pages, contain articles on gardens, plants, people and books; history design and ornament.
The magazine of new writing. From Nobel laureates to debut novelists, international translations to investigative journalism, each themed issue of Granta turns the attention of the world’s best writers on to one aspect of the way we live now.
Published twice a year, Cornucopia is the magazine for connoisseurs of Turkey – gorgeous enough for the coffee table, serious enough to be found in academic libraries. This publication – beautiful, uncompromising and independent – is an ever-growing compendium of all things Turkish: history, culture, art, food, travel . . .
AbeBooks is an online marketplace where you can buy new books, used books, rare books, and out-of-print books, connecting customers with thousands of professional booksellers around the world and millions of books listed for sale.
The Book Collector is the only journal in the world that deals with book collecting, but it is much more than that – a bridge that joins together collectors, librarians and booksellers, and all who are interested in books, to have, to read, to enjoy in any way.
The Dovecote Press founded in 1974 by David Burnett to publish books about rural life and local history, particularly Dorset. Since then it has published over 300 titles. Its authors have included Cecil Beaton, David Cecil, John Fowles, James Lees-Milne, John Julius Norwich, Anne Sebba and Hugo Vickers – as well as a host of other writers distinguished in their own fields. Recently it started a new imprint, Little Toller Books, which is now an independent publishing company.
Ambit is a quarterly 96 page magazine that prints original poetry, short fiction, art and reviews.
Aesthetica is a British art and culture magazine. The magazine includes features on art, film, music and performance, highlighting notable new exhibitions around the world and showcasing photography.
One of the largest second-hand bookshops in Britain. A converted railway station in Alnwick, with open fires in the winter, a model railway acting as a link between the book columns, three stunning 40-foot murals, and a whole huge room lined with over forty glass cases containing many of the more interesting antiquarian books.
Founded in 1841, The London Library is one of the UK’s leading literary institutions. With more than one million books and periodicals in over 50 languages, the collection includes works from the 16th century to the latest publications in print and electronic form.
Founded in 1997 by literary agent and biographer Andrew Lownie, the Biographers’ Club is an umbrella organisation which seeks to educate, inspire, promote and foster a better understanding of the art of biography and its relevance across the broad spectrum of human endeavour.
Founded by the novelist and critic Walter Besant in 1891 as a place where writers could meet and talk, the Authors’ Club also welcomes publishers, editors, agents, journalists, academics and anyone professionally involved with literature.
A unique organisation of distinguished craftspeople, artists and designers. Founded in 1882, to promote the highest standards of excellence in all of the applied arts and to bring together on an equal footing practitioners in many different fields. In 1912 the Guild acquired a Georgian house in Bloomsbury, and in 1914 built a handsome meeting hall at its rear to seat 100 people.
His novels raucously unveil the half-forgotten country life of England between the Reform Bills: horse-dealers and minxy adventuresses compete for the lolly of lecherous Earls; spanking great hill foxes outpace packs of hounds as likely to belong to a grocer as a Duke; we find Jorrocks and James Pigg, Lucy Glitters and Facey Romford, Soapey Sponge and sound Tom Scott – all bucketing across the pages of English history.
A society of, and for, writers. For nearly 200 years, the Royal Society of Literature has celebrated and nurtured all that is best in British literature, past and present.
Founded by T. S. Eliot and friends in 1953, the Poetry Book Society is a unique poetry society, providing information, guidance and discounts on the best contemporary poetry for a wide-ranging community of readers. The PBS is the biggest dedicated poetry bookseller in the UK.
The John Moore Museum is nestled in a row of historic timber-framed buildings close to the Abbey in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. The museum was established in 1980 in memory of the writer and naturalist John Moore.
Inspired by a surge of interest in Walter de la Mare’s work after a conference on his short stories organised by King’s College, London, a group of critics and aficionados formed a society to honour the memory of Walter de la Mare in 1997.
Rudyard Kipling’s reputation grew from phenomenal early critical success to international celebrity, then faded for a time as his conservative views were held by some to be old-fashioned. The balance is now being restored.
C. S. Forester is one of the great writers of the twentieth-century. His novels are distinguished by the famous Hornblower stories, and by ‘African Queen’ which was made into the famous film. The C. S. Forester Society was established in 1998 to celebrate and promote the enjoyment of Forester’s literary works.
The Betjeman Society was established in 1988 to advance the appreciation of the work of the poet, writer, broadcaster and conservationist Sir John Betjeman (1906-84).