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Episode 5: Revival

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Gail, Hazel, Anna and Donna Coonan of Virago Modern Classics gather round the table to talk about giving new life to forgotten voices, and Helen Bourne heads for the Pyramids with a young Priscilla Napier.

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Show Notes

Please find links to books, articles, and further reading listed below. The digits in brackets following each listing refer to the minute and second they are mentioned. (Episode duration: 33 minutes; 31 seconds)

Books Mentioned

– Slightly Foxed Issue 61 (2:02)

– Priscilla Napier, A Late Beginner (4:41)

– L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables (12:00)

– Noel Streatfeild’s Christmas Stories (12:47)

– The Slightly Foxed Edition Gail refers to is Sword of Bone, Anthony Rhodes’s memoir of his experiences of WWII and being evacuated from Dunkirk (15:28)

– Marjorie Hillis, Live Alone and Like It, is available through Little, Brown Book Group (16:00)

– Winifred Watson, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, is available from Persephone Books (18:40)

– Eric Newby, Love and War in the Apennines (23:26)

– Mary Hocking’s trilogy of titles, Good Daughters, Indifferent Heroes and Welcome Strangers, are out of print, but we may be able to get hold of second-hand copies. Please get in touch for details (29:03)

– Graham Swift, Mothering Sunday (29:37)

– Sigrid Nunez, The Friend (30:06)

– Amor Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow (30:48)

Related Slightly Foxed Articles & Illustrations

– Rowena Macdonald’s article on Philip Hensher’s Kitchen Venom was published in Slightly Foxed Issue 61 (2:18)

– Extract from Priscilla Napier’s memoir, A Late Beginner, read by Helen Bourne (23:54)

– Penelope Lively’s preface to A Late Beginner was also published as an article in Slightly Foxed Issue 21

Other Links

– The second-hand bookshop in Canada is called Reasons to Live Books & Records. A full list of Slightly Foxed stockists can be found on our website: Stockists (0:40)

– The Slightly Foxed Subscribers’ Competition 2019 (3:20)

– The Slightly Foxed Spring 2019 Readers’ Catalogue is available to view and download (3:46)

– The Faber Stories series was launched as part of Faber’s 90th anniversary publishing programme (3:52)

– Virago Modern Classics (6:31)

– Virago Children’s Classics (11:35)

– Persephone Books (18:27)

Music and sound effects:

Reading: introductory music Elgar’s Salut D’Amour by James Langevin.
Incidental music and sound effects courtesy of www.freesound.org.
Thanks to Diegolar for footsteps in the desert, to kyles for desert sounds with crickets and grb1029e for Egyptian Discovery.

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

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