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Slightly Foxed Issue 48

  • Pages: 96
  • Format: 210 x 148mm
  • Illustrations: B/W
  • Publication date: Dec 2015
  • Producer: Smith Settle
  • ISSN: 1742-5794
  • ISBN: 978-1-906562-80-9
  • Cover artist: Sarah Woolfenden, ‘River in Winter’
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Slightly Foxed Issue 48

Surprised by Joy
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Richard Holloway reaches Virginia Woolf at last • Shena Mackay weeps over Owd BobJonathan Law reads the diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner • Maggie Fergusson drops in on 84, Charing Cross RoadRobin Blake champions the novels of Keith Waterhouse • Melissa Harrison explores Gilbert White’s SelborneSimon Willis walks with Robert Walser • Julia Blackburn learns ballads by heart • C. J. Wright inspects the Punch archive with Alan Coren • Ranjit Bolt has a cautionary tale to tell . . .

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‘Dear Slightly Foxed, Many thanks for No. 48 and 84, Charing Cross Road. Ms Hanff has lost none of her exuberant charm over the years and I am working my way through the book with great delight . ....

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