We’re delighted to announce that the Summer issue of Slightly Foxed (No. 66) has left the printing press at Smith Settle.
As many of you know, we’ve been holding parcels due to be sent to a number of countries reported to have postal delays. However, Royal Mail are committed to providing as regular a service as possible so we have sent copies of the Summer issue to all subscribers around the world and hope that they’ll arrive shortly. If everything goes well, we’ll resume sending overseas parcels of books and goods as soon as we can.
The Summer issue ranges far and wide in the usual eclectic manner:
Margaret Drabble goes swimming with the Water-Babies • Mick Herron sees life on Cannery Row • Antony Wood enjoys a lark with the Empress of Ireland • Clive Unger-Hamilton develops a taste for Paris • Sarah Crowden follows two middle-aged ladies to Andalusia • Brandon Robshaw makes waves with Iris Murdoch • Kate Young picnics at Hanging Rock and much more besides . . .
We hope it will provide plenty of recommendations for reading off the beaten track this summer. With it, as usual, you’ll find a copy of our latest Readers’ Catalogue, detailing new books, our backlist, recommended seasonal reading and other offers and bundles.
If you’re not a subscriber to the quarterly (and if not may we ask why not? For if you were, as well as receiving a handsome parcel of bookish delights through your letterbox each quarter, you’d be enjoying free access to the full digital archive of the magazine and discounted rates on all books and goods too!) then you might like to scroll down the newsletter for a preview of the new issue and the season’s other offerings, as well as a selection of gift ideas for Father’s Day.
We do hope you’ll enjoy the new issue of the quarterly. And if you are on a repeat order to receive each limited-edition memoir each quarter, your usual hand-numbered copy of The Empress of Ireland by Christopher Robbins should be with you soon.
We shall look forward to the usual flurry of emails, letters, postcards and telephone calls that the turn of the new quarter brings – corresponding with you all is our favourite part of the job.
With best wishes as ever from the SF office staff
Jennie, Anna, Hattie, Jess and Helen
– and the SF dogs Chudleigh, Stanley, Tarka and Dusty