Slightly Foxed Issue 47
  • Pages: 96
  • Format: 210 x 148mm
  • Illustrations: B/W
  • Publication date: Sept 2015
  • Producer: Smith Settle
  • ISSN: 1742-5794
  • ISBN: 978-1-906562-79-3
  • Cover artist: Gail Brodholt, linocut print
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Slightly Foxed Issue 47

Curiouser and Curiouser
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In this issue

Justin Cartwright remembers John Updike and the small town world of ‘Rabbit’ Angstrom • Maggie Fergusson finds romance in Broadmoor • Richard Mabey cultivates his library • Bel Mooney discovers a wartime heroine • Galen O’Hanlon runs wild with the young Gavin Maxwell • Frances Wilson describes the one book she’d never lend • Anthony Wells marvels at the story behind The Gulag ArchipelagoSarah Perry pays tribute to Foxe’s Book of MartyrsDerek Parker finds Don Juan excellent company • Sarah Crowden settles into the suburbs with R. F. Delderfield • Henry Jeffreys follows the erratic career of Reginald Perrin, and much more besides . . .


Curiouser and Curiouser • BRANDON ROBSHAW

The Stories of Robert Aickman

Mowgli with a Gun • GALEN O’HANLON

Gavin Maxwell, The House of Elrig

Romance in Broadmoor • MAGGIE FERGUSSON

Patrick McGrath, Asylum

An Unexpected Gift • JULIAN HOFFMAN

Robin Jenkins, The Cone-Gatherers

The American Dostoevsky • JUSTIN CARTWRIGHT

John Updike’s Rabbit Novels

A Light to Live by • SARAH PERRY

Foxe’s Book of Martyrs

Joining the Grown-ups • MATTHEW ADAMS

Ronald Welch, Escape from France & Nicholas Carey

From Chicago to the Western Front • BEL MOONEY

Mary Borden, The Forbidden Zone

Modern Life Is Rubbish • HENRY JEFFERYS

David Nobbs, The Death of Reginald Perrin

The Green Notebook • AMY LIPTROT

Louise Fitzhugh, Harriet the Spy

A Terrible Hidden Country • ANTHONY WELLS

Alexander Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago

My Most Precious Book • FRANCES WILSON

Anne Wilson, Traditional Romance and Tale

Down-to-Earth in Over Stowey • ANTHONY LONGDEN

The Diary of William Holland, Somerset Parson

The Dean and the Don • DEREK PARKER

Lord Byron, Don Juan

Gaiety and Magic • RICHARD DAVIES

Maurice O’Sullivan, Twenty Years A-Growing

Behind the Net Curtains • SARAH CROWDEN

R. F. Delderfield’s Avenue Novels

More Capability Brown • RICHARD MABEY

The Ecosystem of a Library


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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