Having moved office from Clerkenwell to Hoxton Square, we’ve had just enough time to unpack, find the cafetiere and hang a few pictures before the arrival of the new winter catalogues. Alongside our fourth catalogue for grown-ups we’ve produced our first one for children, and we’re thrilled with these thick cream creations, each one full of irresistible and charming suggestions. The catalogues are available in print and online, and were compiled by the staff at our bookshop, Slightly Foxed on Gloucester Road, who will be happy to help source the titles for you.
In this month’s Taste of Slightly Foxed, Sheila Rhodes explores the delights of working in a children’s bookshop, an increasingly rare sight on many high streets these days. And should fond memories of childhood reads spur you to the realms of poetic inspiration, we can bring to your attention the National Poetry Competition call for entries, the details of which can be found below. The Royal Society of Literature is also inviting entries to a competition, although theirs is for tickets to see Colin Thubron and Artemis Cooper chat about Patrick Leigh Fermor, and entries need not be in verse.