‘When each Slightly Foxed arrives, I allow myself to choose my favourite three pieces to read first, and then read the rest in page order . . . SF is my little piece of heaven every quarter.’ C. Hawkes, Leeds, UK
The new Autumn issue of Slightly Foxed (No. 71) has now left the printing press at Smith Settle and will start to arrive with readers in the UK very soon and elsewhere over the next few weeks. It ranges far and wide in the usual eclectic manner:
Margaret Drabble admires Doris Lessing • Andrew Joynes receives divine inspiration from William Golding • Olivia Potts has plenty to say about Mary Wesley • John Smart dreams of cheese • Clarissa Burden falls for Josephine Tey’s Inspector Grant • Frances Donnelly visits Hotel du Lac with Anita Brookner • Ken Haigh make his case for The Hobbit, and much more besides . . .
With it, as usual, you’ll find a copy of our latest Readers’ Catalogue, detailing new books, our backlist, selected seasonal reading and other offers and bundles. We hope it will provide plenty of recommendations for reading off the beaten track this autumn.
If you’re not a subscriber to the quarterly (and if not, a subscription comes highly recommended – as well as receiving a 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 for a closer look at the new issue and browse the season’s other offerings.
For those of you who are on a repeat order to receive each limited-edition memoir each quarter, your usual hand-numbered copy of Last Waltz in Vienna by George Clare will be with you very soon. And if you ordered a full set of Rosemary Sutcliff’s novels, or placed an order for the final two – Sword Song and The Shield Ring – ahead of publication on 1 September, we’re very pleased to let you know that these will reach you (or the intended recipient) shortly, if not already.
We shall look forward to the usual flurry of emails, letters, postcards, telephone calls and visits that the turn of the new quarter brings. Meantime, happy reading.
With all good wishes from the SF office staff
Jennie, Anna, Hattie, Jess & Iona