We’re delighted to let you know that the Spring issue of Slightly Foxed (No. 65) left the printing press at Smith Settle yesterday and will start to arrive with readers in the UK from today and elsewhere over the next few weeks. It ranges far and wide in the usual eclectic manner:
Christopher Rush joins the revolution at Animal Farm • Peter J. Conradi goes to war with Whitaker • Helen MacEwan watches Hugh Walpole’s Jeremy grow up • David Gilmour travels East with Somerset Maugham • Alan Bradley meets some remarkable manuscripts • Richard Platt spends a year in the Outermost House • William Palmer shares an ordeal with Evelyn Waugh • Felicity James relishes London life with the Lambs, and much more besides . . .
We hope it will provide plenty of recommendations for reading off the beaten track this spring. With it, as usual, you’ll find a copy of our latest Readers’ Catalogue, detailing new books, our backlist, books featured in the latest issue of the quarterly, 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 discounted rates on all books and goods and offers from our partners too!) then you might like to scroll down for a preview of the new issue and the season’s other offerings.
We do hope you’ll enjoy the new issue of the quarterly, wherever in the world you are. If you are on a repeat order to receive each limited-edition memoir each quarter, your usual hand-numbered copy of To War with Whitaker, the wartime diaries of Hermione, Countess of Ranfurly, will be with you very soon.
We shall look forward to the usual flurry of emails, letters, postcards, telephone calls and visits 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 office dogs Chudleigh, Stanley, Tarka and Dusty