We’re delighted to let you know that the Summer issue of Slightly Foxed (No. 62) 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:
Laurie Graham pays an unusual visit to the Blandings piggery • Adam Foulds hangs out with a Russian count • Ursula Buchan meets some extremely likeable people • William Palmer gets a new angle on evolution • Olivia Potts picks fruit with Jane Grigson • Charles Elliott shares a fearful passage to Australia • Rebecca Willis enjoys ‘The Saga of the Century’ • Richard Conyngham finds he’s very up and down in the Andes • Peter Radford puts on a burst of speed • Pauline Melville struggles with Jane Austen, and much more besides . . .
We hope it will provide plenty of recommendations for reading outside the mainstream this summer. 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 can’t wait for the printed thing, or if you’re not a subscriber (and if not why on earth not? For, if you were, as well as receiving a beautifully produced magazine through your letterbox each quarter, you’d be enjoying discounted rates on all books and goods too!) then you might like to scroll on down for a preview of the new issue and the season’s other offerings, including: Eric Newby’s Love and War in the Apennines, slipcases for the magazine bound in a new shade of duck-egg blue cloth and notebooks in pale and interesting fawn. You’ll also find the first two of Rosemary Sutcliff’s Roman novels (coming this autumn) which are so gloriously handsome – decked out in earthy tones with specially commissioned motifs by David Eccles – that we’re not even sure we need to add the usual if we do say so ourselves!
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 Love and War in the Apennines 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 – hearing from you all is one of the nicest parts of the job.
With best wishes as ever from the SF office staff
Jennie, Anna, Hattie, Jess and Helen
– and the office dogs (in order of ear length, descending) Stanley, Chudleigh, Dusty and Tarka