The combination of the Autumn issue of SF and a small dark grey or duck-egg blue cloth-bound notebook makes an ideal introduction to the world of Slightly Foxed.
Slightly Foxed Issue 59
In this issue: Margaret Drabble travels with Trollope • Kristian Doyleeavesdrops in Manhattan • Sue Gaisford is gripped by the Asquiths’ wartime letters • Ken Haigh takes to the open road with Mr Polly • Kate Tyte goes Gothic • Michael Leapman meets an unexpectedly good-tempered gardener • Hazel Wood enters the Tiger’s cage • Richard Crockatt leaves the Magic Mountain • Helena Drysdale goes back to nature • Martin Sorrell witnesses a plague in Oran • Michael Barber smells murder in Moscow, and much more besides.
A good sturdy notebook – the kind you’re not going to lose – is surely one of life’s essentials; a place for those vital to-do lists, a repository for Great Thoughts, memorable quotes, notes of books borrowed and lent, important addresses, other people’s recipes –its uses are endless. As a record, too, a notebook is every bit as immediate as a diary – a patchwork of everyday life that, years later, can vividly bring back the essence of a particular moment.
Just like the Slightly Foxed Editions, The Slightly Foxed Notebook is bound in cloth and comes complete with coloured endpapers, silk head- and tailband and ribbon marker. It makes a perfect present – and once you’ve seen it you’ll probably want to buy one for yourself.
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