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Slightly Foxed Issue 49

  • Pages: 96
  • Format: 210 x 148mm
  • Illustrations: B/W
  • Publication date: Mar 2016
  • Producer: Smith Settle
  • ISSN: 1742-5794
  • ISBN: 978-1-906562-86-1
  • Cover artist: Rosie Sanders
  • Back cover fox by: Anna Trench
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Slightly Foxed Issue 49

Murder at the Majestic
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In this issue

Robert Macfarlane disappears into his dictionaries • Margaret Drabble follows James Joyce to Trieste • Jonathan Smith goes back to school with Brian Moore • Sue Gee meets Penelope Fitzgerald’s uncles • Oliver Pritchett seeks inspiration • Sarah Bakewell takes to the autoroute with Cortázar and Dunlop • Patrick Welland recalls the end of empire with J. G. Farrell • Helena Drysdale meets some Real PeopleA. F. Harrold returns to Slaughterhouse 5Linda Leatherbarrow smells Bad Blood . . .


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.

‘It's a joy, a delight, a quarterly treat that drives me to the bookshelves, the bookshop or the library in search of forgotten or never-encountered pleasures. I won't say that Slightly Foxed is essential, it's just that I can't live without it any more.’ Bernard Cornwell

Wood Engraving: Claire Dalby

Heylor, Shetland by Claire Dalby ADNASJUR, n., a large wave, or waves, coming after a succession of lesser ones BAA, n., an elevation of the sea-bottom so near the surface that the sea breaks on...

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Her name was Muriel Haidée Perry . . .

Her name was Muriel Haidée Perry and she was born on 5 March 1890, or so I believed when I went to Somerset House to look up the registration of her birth. It wasn’t there. What I was really...

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The Spell of Stout Angus

In a poem written near the end of his life, W. S. Graham imagined himself as a ‘wordy ghost’, ‘floating across the frozen tundra / of the lexicon and the dictionary’. Like Graham – like...

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The Word-Hoard: Love Letters to Our Land

“After weeks sitting at the computer, I am unmistakably DESKET (‘dazed, inactive, stupid, dull, as a person’)” At this time of year, the build-up of desket syndrome at SF HQ is increasingly...

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Evasions and Deceits

Among the small horde of papers Diana Petre left me as her literary executor when she died in 2001 was a folder labelled: ‘Excuses. Lies. Evasions. Deceits.’ I thought at first that it might...

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Slightly Foxed Issue 49: From the Editors

As everyone who lives here knows, spring in London doesn’t just signal daffodils in window boxes and budding trees in squares. It signals building projects. The whole city seems to be in a state...

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The Sadness of Mrs Bridge

As a fan of early jazz, I’ve read a great deal about Kansas City as it was in the 1930s. A most attractive place it seems in retrospect, of twenty-four-hour drinking and gambling, to the...

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