Greetings from No. 53 Hoxton Square, where slightly unnervingly and rather unusually for this time of year, the office foxes are feeling cool, calm and collected.
In a few weeks’ time, the special celebratory 60th issue of Slightly Foxed, a pair of cloth-bound editions of Ernest H. Shepard’s charming memoirs, Drawn from Memory and Drawn from Life, the wall calendar and our Christmas cards (with a new design for 2018) will land in Hoxton Square. Subscriber labels for the winter dispatch of Slightly Foxed have been sent up to Smith Settle ready for the new issue to be sent out to readers all around the world on 15 November, tickets and programmes for Readers’ Day have all been sent out and videos of voice warm-up exercises for our first podcast recording this week have been passed around the office, accompanied by only a modest amount of tittering.
Otherwise all is quiet and serene here at Foxed Towers. Boxes of back issues have been squirrelled away, shelves have been re-stocked and the packing desk is well-equipped with rolls of good brown paper, lengths of foxy cream ribbon, piles of wood-engraved gift cards and towers of handsome gift boxes in hopeful anticipation of the Christmas rush.
Given how organised we’re feeling, we’re slightly loath to send out this enticement to shop but we are not the sorts for thumb-twiddling so . . . if you would like to introduce a fellow booklover to the world of Slightly Foxed this Christmas, why not get your order in before the rush?
For all orders to the value of £40 or more placed before midnight on 18 November, we’ll gift-wrap your items with our compliments. To request free gift wrap, just enter the code NOVEMBER in the ‘Promotional code’ box at the final stage of the online checkout or quote this code over the phone when you order.
Please read on for a few suggestions for presents or click here to go straight to our main shop and browse at your leisure.
We’ll be in touch again next week with the usual newsletter fare of an extract, readers’ comments, a round-up of new membership benefits and the like.
Meantime we send you our very best wishes
Jennie, Anna, Olivia, Hattie and Helen
The SF Office Staff