Greetings from Slightly Foxed where the team in the office are looking forward to an extended Easter weekend and the prospect of a healthy dose of fresh air, feasting and, most importantly, much good reading.
The office is closed from 5.30 p.m. today (Wednesday 31 March) until 9.30 a.m. on Wednesday 7 April for the Easter break. However, our online shop is open all hours as always, so do feel free to order books, pick up a tote bag, invest in some bookplates, acquire a notebook, renew your subscription – or, indeed, take out a new subscription – while we’re away, and we’ll send out all orders as soon as we’re back at the packing desk.
Meantime, we’ll leave you with a suitably seasonal extract from the final volume of Adrian Bell’s trilogy of lightly fictionalized memoirs, The Cherry Tree. As SF Editor Hazel Wood writes in her preface to our edition, ‘in these books [Bell’s] keen and sympathetic eye combined with the practicality of the farmer to create some of the most poetic yet down-to-earth accounts ever written of life in the English countryside’.
We’ll be in touch again next week. Until then, we do hope you’ll enjoy reading this extract and browsing our bookshelves.
With best wishes, as ever, from the SF office staff
Jennie, Anna, Hattie & Jess