Each issue of Slightly Foxed offers 96 pages of lively personal recommendations for books of lasting interest – books, including fiction and non-fiction, that have stood the test of time and have left their mark on the people who write about them.
Slightly Foxed 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 a number of classic nature and historical novels. Our online bookshop also includes a carefully-curated selection of titles from other publishers’ lists.
Whether you’re in search of a present for a bookish friend or relative, or a treat for yourself, Slightly Foxed offers a range of book-related merchandise, including cloth-bound notebooks, sturdy and good-looking book bags, beautifully crafted bookcases, shelves and bookends, handy bookplates featuring a specially-commissioned woodcut and a number of illustrated bookmarks, postcards and seasonal greetings cards.
Almost everything listed on our website can be sent to you, or directly to a gift recipient together with a hand-written gift card. The office is well-stocked with smart gift cards, reams of brown wrapping paper and foxed ribbon. For last-minute gifts, we can send an e-gift card in advance of sending the subscription or item. You can arrange to do this during the checkout process.
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The independent-minded quarterly magazine that combines good looks, good writing and a personal approach. Slightly Foxed introduces its readers to books that are no longer new and fashionable but have lasting appeal. Good-humoured, unpretentious and a bit eccentric, it's more like having a well-read friend than a subscription to a literary review.
Frances Wood is a librarian, sinologue, historian and and former head of the Chinese Collection at the British Library, known for her writings on Chinese history, including Marco Polo, life in the Chinese treaty ports, and the First Emperor of China.
The numbers in square brackets refer to the issue of the quarterly in which the article appears. The unbracketed numbers refer to the starting page of the article. For entries in multiple issues of the quarterly, the occurrences are separated by semi-colons.
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