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

Anthony Perry recalls the strange story of the novel that escaped from Dartmoor • Sue Gee discovers a great crime novel in Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Mr Tod • David Wheeler is touched by an account of the garden the exiled Napoleon created on St Helena • Michele Hanson feels much better about herself after encountering the hero of Howard Jacobson’s Coming from Behind • Justin Cartwright reflects on the significance of animals in fiction • Frances Wood visits Lhasa with Sherlock Holmes • Jill Paton Walsh is bewitched by the story of An Attic in Greece • Hazel Wood enjoys the childhood memories of a very unusual duchess • Rachel Campbell-Johnston listens in to J.H. Prynne • Anthony Sattin takes a Beer in the Snooker Club with the Egyptian novelist Waguih Ghali…


Kindred Spirits • LIZ ROBINSON

Anne Fadiman, Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader

Bricks and Mortars • JILL PATON WALSH

Austen Kark, Attic in Greece

The Trouble with Sefton • MICHELE HANSON

Howard Jacobson, Coming from Behind

Listening in to Prynne • RACHEL CAMPBELL-JOHNSTON

J. H. Prynne, Poems

Beguiling • MARY SULLIVAN

Henry Green, Pack My Bag

The Chinese Book • SUSAN LEIPER

On Chinese woodblock printing

Napoleon’s Last Garden • DAVID WHEELER

Julia Blackburn, The Emperor’s Last Island: A Journey to St Helena

Cutting it Fine • ANNE BOSTON

Penelope Fitzgerald, The Beginning of Spring

A Writer’s Bestiary • JUSTIN CARTWRIGHT

On literary animals

Potter’s Dark Materials • SUE GEE

Beatrix Potter, The Tale of Mr Tod

In the North Woods • BELINDA HOLLYER

Jennifer Donnelly, A Gathering Light

Uneasy in Brooklyn • JENNY BAYNES

Paula Fox, Desperate Characters

City of Impregnation • JOHN KEAY

Krishna Dutta, Calcutta: A Cultural and Literary History

A Publisher in Bloomsbury • HAZEL WOOD

On the publications of Persephone books

From Chelsea to Belsize Park • SIMON BRETT

Denis Mackail, Greenery Street

One Hot Night in Cairo • ANTHONY SATTIN

Waguih Ghali, Beer in the Snooker Club

By Ancient Ways • DUFF HART – DAVIS

Candida Lycett-Green, Over the Hills and Far Away

Ex Libris 1 • SIMON BRETT

Sex and Salvation • CHRISTIAN TYLER

Nikos Kazantzakis, Report to Greco

With Holmes in Tibet • FRANCES WOOD

Jamyang Norbu, The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes: The Missing Years

Backwards up the Orinoco • RIVERS SCOTT

Alejo Carpentier, The Lost Steps

Scorpions on the Mantelpiece • HAZEL WOOD

Suzanne St Albans, Mango and Mimosa

Crusading for Cary • SYLVESTER STEIN

Joyce Cary, The Horse’s Mouth; Mister Johnson

A Hanging in Wandsworth • PETER HOPKIRK

Stewart McLoughlin, Wandsworth Prison: A History

The Novel that Escaped from Dartmoor • ANTHONY PERRY

On Young and Sensitive’s history of plagiarism


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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