From £56 per year, with subscriber discounts and benefits
The independent-minded quarterly magazine that combines good looks, good writing and a personal approach. Slightly Foxed introduces its readers to books that are no longer new and fashionable but have lasting appeal. Good-humoured, unpretentious and a bit eccentric, it's more like having a well-read friend than a subscription to a literary review.
California has been plunged into drought throughout the summer and fall when a ship reports an unusual barometric reading from the far western Pacific. In San Francisco, a junior meteorologist in the Weather Bureau takes note of the anomaly and plots ‘an incipient little whorl’ on the weather map, a developing storm, he suspects, that he privately dubs Maria.
Stewart’s novel tracks Maria’s progress to and beyond the shores of the United States through the eyes of meteorologists, linemen, snowplow operators, a general, a couple of decamping lovebirds, and an unlucky owl, and the storm, surging and ebbing, will bring long-needed rain, flooded roads, deep snows, accidents, and death.
Storm is an epic account of humanity’s relationship to and dependence on the natural world.
Sign up for dispatches about new issues, books and podcast episodes, highlights from the archive, events, special offers and giveaways.