Pair – A Boy at the Hogarth Press & Two Stories
Hogarth Press Bundle Slightly Foxed
A Boy at the Hogarth Press, Richard Kennedy
Virginia Woolf & Mark Haddon, Two Stories - Slightly Foxed shop
Made in Britain

Pair – A Boy at the Hogarth Press & Two Stories

Richard Kennedy, Virginia Woolf & Mark Haddon

SF Subscriber Prices

UK & Ireland £25.99 *save £5.50
Overseas £29.99 *save £5.50

Non-Subscriber Prices

UK & Ireland £29.49 *save £2
Overseas £33.49 *save £2
  • Gift wrap available
  • All prices include P&P. Overseas rates & subscriber discounts will be applied once you have selected a shipping type for each item during the checkout process.
  • Pre-order
  • Special price only available when ordering directly from Slightly Foxed
Includes a non Slightly Foxed title: Minimum 5-10 day delivery time.
Order now
● If you are a current subscriber to the quarterly your basket will update to show any discounts before the payment page during checkout ● If you want to subscribe now and buy books or goods at the member rate please add a subscription to your basket before adding other items ● Gift wrap, messages and delivery instructions may be added during the checkout process ● If you need help please send us a message using the form in the bottom left of your screen and we’ll be in touch as soon as we’re back at our desks.

Bloomsbury Tales

Richard Kennedy, A Boy at the Hogarth Press & A Parcel of Time

There have been many memoirs of life among the Bloomsberries, but none more wickedly frank or funny than Richard Kennedy’s A Boy at the Hogarth Press.

In 1926, at the age of 16, Richard Kennedy left school without a single qualification and went to work at Leonard and Virginia Woolf’s Hogarth Press. Though home from home for London’s intellectual élite, the Press’s damp basement at Tavistock Square was anything but elegant, with the legendarily mean LW keeping a close check on everything, including the toilet paper, and frequently exploding when confronted with RK’s latest idiocy. The Woolfs clearly developed a fondness for their apprentice, but when he left several years later LW pronounced him ‘the most frightful idiot he [had] ever had the privilege of meeting in a long career of suffering fools’.

But Kennedy, who became a successful artist and children’s book illustrator, was taking everything in, and 50 years later he produced a minor classic in A Boy at the Hogarth Press, accompanied by his own wonderfully alive illustrations. Later still, he published his touching childhood memoir, A Parcel of Time. First published together as a Slightly Foxed Edition in 2008, and now in a Plain Foxed Edition, the two are a sheer delight.

Virginia Woolf & Mark Haddon, Two Stories

Virginia and Leonard Woolf started the Hogarth Press in 1917. Its first publication, Two Stories, was bound in bright Japanese paper and contained a short story from both Virginia and Leonard.

With illustrations by Dora Carrington, 134 copies were printed by Leonard using a small handpress installed in the dining room at Hogarth House. This new edition of Two Stories takes the original text of Virginia’s story, ‘The Mark on the Wall’, and pairs it with a new story, ‘St Brides Bay’, by Mark Haddon. It also includes a short introduction from the publisher about the founding of the Press.

Related articles Authors & Contributors

Putting up Useful Shelves

In 1922, Richard Kennedy’s formidable grandmother pulled a well-connected string and got him a scholarship to Marlborough. To say that Kennedy’s education up to this point had been patchy is an...

Read more

Comments & Reviews

Leave your review

Similar Items