Greetings from Hoxton Square, where the air is filled with the sweet scent of freshly minted books and hot dogs (of the non-edible variety) and the not so sweet sound of drilling and clanging as layer upon layer of ‘luxury contemporary warehouse living in East London’s most vibrant and booming creative hub!’ grows up and out above and around us. While the world rushes about outside, here at No. 53 we’re doing our best to remain calm and quiet and are busying ourselves with gentle tasks such as re-lining the bookshelves, hanging fresh greenery, catching up with correspondence and generally taking breath before the rush of preparation for the autumn quarter is upon us next month.
While we’re taking things slowly here at Hoxton Square for the next few weeks, we’re delighted to share news of great activity from our growing list of friends and partners. With discounted festival tickets on offer from both the Idler and the Garden Museum in London, reduced entry fees to various book fairs across the North West of England, and a special offer on a two or more nights’ stay at the idyllic sounding Pierce House B&B on West Cork’s Wild Atlantic Way, the fox is certainly beginning to get around a bit.
We’re always looking for new friends and partners, from all corners of the globe. If you have a small business, be it a hotel, a B&B or an independent shop, or if you run a book group, a charitable venture, a library project or anything else that you feel would appeal to fellow Slightly Foxed readers, do drop Anna a line and she can let you know more about becoming one of our partners: [email protected]
You’ll find details of these latest offers further down the page, but first, inspired by the thought of fleeing the scaffolding of Hoxton Square, we’re steaming into the Slightly Foxed archives, travelling back to the spring of 2013 and stopping off in Brazil, via Ukraine, to meet one rather extraordinary writer in this month’s article from a back issue. We do hope you’ll enjoy reading it.
With best wishes, as ever
Jennie, Anna, Olivia and Hattie
The SF Office Staff