• Pages: 96
  • Format: 210 x 148mm
  • Illustrations: B/W
  • Publication date: Dec 2014
  • Producer: Smith Settle
  • Cover artist: Mary Sumner
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Slightly Foxed Issue 44

My Grandfather and Mr Standfast

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In this issue

Simon Barnes finds paradise in My Family and Other AnimalsYsenda Maxtone Graham goes back to school with Angela Brazil • Ranjit Bolt takes Betjeman to Hampstead Heath • Linda Leatherbarrow breakfasts at Tiffany’s • Richard Platt discovers that there are only seven basic plots • Ursula Buchan revisits her grandfather’s Mr Standfast • Anthony Wells consults his Encyclopaedia Britannica • Grant McIntyre puts to sea again with Patrick O’Brian • Belinda Hollyer falls for a mouse called Stuart Little • Gus Alexander tracks down the overweight detective Nero Wolfe, and much more besides . . .

My Grandfather and Mr Standfast • URSULA BUCHAN

John Buchan, Mr Standfast

Paradise Regained • SIMON BARNES

Gerald Durrell, My Family and Other Animals

Aunt Freda Opens a Door • ANTHONY WELLS

The Encyclopaedia Britannica


The Girls’ School Stories of Angela Brazil

The Importance of Being Decent • MATTHEW ADAMS

E.M. Forster, Two Cheers for Democracy

Social Climbing Is Risky • ALEXANDER LUCIE-SMITH

L.P. Hartley’s Eustace and Hilda Trilogy

The Plots Thicken • RICHARD PLATT

Christopher Booker, The Seven Basic Plots

O’Brian’s World • GRANT MCINTYRE

Patrick O’Brian, The Aubrey/Maturin novels

A Salute to Betjeman • RANJIT BOLT

John Betjeman, Collected Poems

Pastures of the Sky • LINDA LEATHERBARROW

Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Far from a Fling • ROGER HUDSON

Elizabeth Grant, Memoirs of a Highland Lady

Snow in the Quad • DAVID WEMYSS

C.P. Snow, The Strangers and Brothers series

The Mouse that Roared • BELINDA HOLLYER

E. B. White, Stuart Little

Inside the Inside Man • MATT HUBER

John Gunther, The Inside books

An Elevated Lifestyle • GUS ALEXANDER

Rex Stout, Fer-de-Lance

All in the Mind? • SARAH CROWDEN

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About Slightly Foxed

The independent-minded quarterly 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 a well-read friend than a literary magazine. More . . . 

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