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Episode 1: Kindred Spirits

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In the first episode of The Slightly Foxed Podcast, SF founders Gail Pirkis, Hazel Wood and Steph Allen meet author and regular contributor Jim Ring round the kitchen table at No. 53 to remember how it all began, and Veronika Hyks gives voice to Liz Robinson’s article on Anne Fadiman’s well-loved Ex Libris.


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Books Mentioned

Erskine Childers by Jim Ring is available directly from publishers Faber & Faber

– Anne Fadiman, Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader

– Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea

– Jane Smiley, A Thousand Acres

– James Lees Milne’s memoirs are out of print, but we may be able to get hold of second hand copies. Please get in touch for details

Related Slightly Foxed Articles & Illustrations

– Veronika Hyks reads Liz Robinson’s article Kindred Spirits

– The article on The British Seagull, The Best Outboard Motor for the World was written by Ben Hopkinson and appeared in Issue 26 of Slightly Foxed

– The article on Modesty Blaise was written by Amanda Theunissen and appeared in Issue 11 of Slightly Foxed

– The article on Georgette Heyer was written by Julia Keay and appeared in Issue 16 of Slightly Foxed

– The articles on Proust were written by Anthony Wells and appeared in Issues 56, 57 and 58 of Slightly Foxed

– The article on M. R. James was written by Tim Mackintosh-Smith and appeared in Issue 4 of Slightly Foxed

– Jim Ring’s articles have appeared in Issues 14, 18, 27 and 43 of Slightly Foxed. Click here to read his article on Swallows and Amazons, and click here to read his article on Erskine Childers.

Other Links

– Granta’s Share a Pint campaign with the NHS, promoting Rose George’s book Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Mysterious, Miraculous World of Blood

The Leaping Hare at Wyken Vinyards

Anthea Bell obituary

Music & Sound effects:

– Reading music ‘Trio for Piano, Violin and Viola’ by Kevin MacLeod www.incompetech.com with thanks to freesfx.co.uk

– Reading sound effects ‘Pendulum Slow Ticking’ by Klankbeeld with thanks to freesound.org

The Slightly Foxed Podcast is hosted by Philippa Lamb and produced by Podcastable.

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