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Slightly Foxed Issue 1

  • Pages: 96
  • Format: 210 x 148mm
  • Illustrations: B/W
  • Publication date: March 2004
  • Producer: Smith Settle
  • Cover Artist: Christopher Corr
Made in Britain

Slightly Foxed Issue 1

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Jill Paton Walsh remembers her friend Austen Kark and his Attic in Greece • Justin Cartwright reflects on the meaning of animals in fiction • Anthony Perry recalls the strange case of the novel that escaped from Dartmoor • John Keay enjoys a new magical vision of Calcutta • Frances Wood visits Lhasa with Sherlock Holmes • Belinda Hollyer enjoys an exceptional new novel for adolescents • Duff Hart-Davis follows Candida Lycett-Green on horseback across the Yorkshire Dales • Anthony Sattin revisits the Egypt of Waguih Ghali’s Beer in the Snooker ClubRachel Campbell-Johnston listens in to J.H. Prynne .  . .


Blackburn, Julia: The Emperor’s Last Island
Carpentier, Alejo: The Lost Steps
Cary, Joyce: The Horse’s MouthMister Johnson
Chinese book format
Donnelly, Jennifer: A Gathering Light
Dutta, Krishna: Calcutta: A Cultural and Literary History
Fadiman, Anne: Ex Libris
Fitzgerald, Penelope: The Beginning of Spring
Fox, Paula: Desperate Characters
Ghali, Waguih: Beer in the Snooker Club
Gmeyner, Anna: Manja
Green, Henry: Pack My Bag
Greene, Graham: Collected Essays
Jacobson, Howard: Coming from Behind
Kark, Austen: Attic in Greece
Kazantzakis, Nikos: Report to Greco
Lycett-Green, Candida: Over the Hills and Far Away
Mackail, Denis: Greenery Street
McLoughlin, Stewart: Wandsworth Prison
Norbu, Jamyang: The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes
Persephone Books
Potter, Beatrix: The Tale of Mr Tod
Prynne, J. H.: Poems
St Albans, Suzanne: Mango and Mimosa
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  5. J. Egar, East Sussex says:

    My husband and I are now thoroughly addicted to Slightly Foxed and fight (in a subtle and civilized manner) over each issue when it arrives.

  6. K. Kelly, South Australia says:

    Slightly Foxed leads to so many absorbing avenues of interest that I am overwhelmed with choices of books, authors and associated warrens to plunge down. A wonderful publication; you are to be congratulated on organizing such inspired, gracious, civilized, diverse and intriguing contributions.

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