Slightly Foxed Issue 2
  • Pages: 96
  • Format: 210 x 148mm
  • Illustrations: B/W
  • Publication date: June 2004
  • Producer: Smith Settle
  • Cover artist: Tsugumi Ota
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Slightly Foxed Issue 2

An Odd Sort of Comfort


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In this issue

Tim Mackintosh-Smith wanders in Greece with Patrick Leigh Fermor • Harriet Sergeant discovers what makes a good diaryKaren Robinson hangs loose in California • Justin Cartwright uncovers the lost world of William Maxwell • Julia Keay finds The Everest Hotel in Dehra Dun • Lyall Watson is delighted by a most unusual museum • Annette Kobak sees England afresh with Karel Čapek John Saumarez Smith remembers a book-trade character Ursula Buchan gets dug in with The Potting Shed Papers Nicholas Bagnall takes to the road with George Borrow • Mary Sullivan meets some refugees from Lilliput in Mistress Masham’s Repose  • Andrew Wall discovers retail therapy . . .

An Odd Source of Comfort • HARRIET SERGEANT

Alan & Irene Taylor (eds.), The Assassin’s Cloak

Off All the Standard Maps • TIM MACKINTOSH-SMITH

Patrick Leigh Fermor, Roumeli


The novels of William Maxwell

Oedipus Schmoedipus • MICHELE HANSON

Ian Dishart Suttie, The Origins of Love and Hate

Mightier than the Sword • ANNETTE KOBAK

Karel Čapek, Letters from England; The Gardener’s Year

Hanging Loose • KAREN ROBINSON

Cyra McFadden, The Serial

The Museum of Jurassic Technology • LYALL WATSON

Lawrence Weschler, Mr Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder

Prang Wizard • MIKE PETTY

On the novels of Derek Robinson

The Wind on the Heath • NICHOLAS BAGNALL

George Borrow, Lavengro

My Dear Maggotty Sir • ROGER HUDSON

On the letters of Thomas Gainsborough

Retail Therapy • ANDREW WALL

Emile Zola, Ladies’ Paradise


An Attraction of Opposites • ANTHONY SATTIN

Diana Athill, After a Funeral

Hadrian to the Life • CAROLINE CHAPMAN

Marguerite Yourcenar, Memoirs of Hadrian


On bookshops and bookselling


Charles Elliott, The Potting Shed Papers

Advice from My Father • JONATHAN SELF

C.S.Lewis, A Grief Observed

The Parson and the Squire • BRENDAN LEHANE

Owen Chadwick, Victorian Miniature

Extremely Small People • MARY SULLIVAN

T. H .White, Mistress Masham’s Repose

In Dehra Dun • JULIA KEAY

Allan Sealy, The Everest Hotel

Embarrassing but Inspiring • JOHN URE

John Buchan, The Complete Richard Hannay

Books Under the Piano • HAZEL WOOD

On Maia Press

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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