Although spring itself might not be as forthcoming as we’d hope, our Spring issue is just around the corner. The giant Heidelberg machines at our printers in Yorkshire are at full tilt, all rattle and clatter as they press a fresh batch of Slightly Foxed publications. There’s the latest issue of the quarterly to look forward to, as well as our 21st SF Edition and two new paperbacks to banish the last of the winter chills.
The legacies of grandmothers loom large this month. Firstly, there’s a taste of Diana Holman-Hunt’s childhood spent shuttling between two competing matriarchs in My Grandmothers and I, then there’s news of the forthcoming Slightly Foxed Edition, The Real Mrs Miniver, Ysenda Maxtone Graham’s lively exploration of her grandmother’s conflicting private and public lives.
We’re throwing a launch party for both The Real Mrs Miniver and the Spring issue of Slightly Foxed on Monday 11 March, so get it in the diary and bring along a friend for a glass of wine and a short talk in the bookshop (more details below). If you haven’t entered our competition for older writers yet, there’s still time to send an article in before 28 February.
And while we’re on the topic of sending things in, we love to hear about the adventures of the fox as he turns up all over the world, or at least from Islington to Illinois. We’re even putting together an online gallery of his travels, so do send in photos and stories of you with a copy of Slightly Foxed – or any other Foxed paraphernalia – in interesting places if you have them. Now, though, for a taste of childhood in the shadow of the Pre-Raphaelites.