The sun is shining, flowers are blooming and our little team in Hoxton Square is happily beavering away in preparation for the new quarter. The spring issue has been selling like the proverbial hot cakes (we’re about to order a third reprint) and the good cream pages of the summer issue – a special celebratory 50th one – will soon be rolling off the printing press up at Smith Settle.
As usual it features many old friends, and some new voices too. There’s Richard Mabey on Lesley Blanch’s gastronomic adventures • Sue Gee on the changing world of 1930s rural England • Robin Blake on Gulliver and his travels • Michael Holroyd on the scary world of Dan Rhodes • Liz Forsyth on an emotional trail that leads to Brokeback Mountain • Patrick Welland on J. G. Farrell’s return to the Raj • Laura Freeman on the romance Elizabeth David preferred to forget and Alexandra Harris on the passing of the seasons in a Shropshire garden. We’ve much more planned for the rest of the year too.
As we head towards the significant milestone of our 50th issue we feel we must reiterate our thanks to you, our readers. It’s the security our regular subscribers bring that keeps a small independent outfit like Slightly Foxed going, and judging from the huge correspondence we receive, the benefit is mutual – as someone wrote to us recently:
‘Couldn’t live without Slightly Foxed, I love it, there’s nothing else like it on the market’.
To recognize this, from now on all subscribers to the quarterly will receive free access to the digital edition and full archive. More information about this can be found further down the page, and do look out for more subscribers’ perks to be announced in the summer issue too.
In this month’s selected article we’re crossing the ocean to Kansas City with William Palmer on Evan S. Connell’s, Mrs Bridge. We do hope you’ll enjoy reading (or re-reading) it and, if you do, you can now buy the book directly from us, online or by phone.
We’ll be in touch again later this month with news of our summer publications. Until then we send you our very best wishes. Read on!