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Slightly Foxed Issue 10
  • ISBN: 9780955198717
  • Pages: 96
  • Dimensions: 210 x 148mm
  • Illustrations: B/W
  • Publication date: 1 June 2006
  • Producer: Smith Settle
  • Cover artist: Toni McGreachan, ‘Refreshment’
  • ISSN: 1742-5794
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Slightly Foxed Issue 10

‘Dreaming of Home and Haileybury’


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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.

In this issue

Linda Leatherbarrow goes trout-fishing in America • Paul Evans roams the countryside with Mary Webb while Michele Hanson takes cold comfort • Sophie Masson gets historically romantic • Trevor Fishlock makes the tea • Tim Heald travels to the South China Sea • Rachel Campbell-Johnston goes up the Amazon • Lawrence Sail finds the best of all possible worlds • William Palmer sees ghosts, and much more besides . . .

Dreaming of Home and Haileybury • TIM HEALD

W. Somerset Maugham, Collected Short Stories

The Maladroit Muse • DEREK PARKER

Charles & Lewis Lee, D. B. Wyndham (eds.), The Stuffed Owl: An Anthology of Bad Verse

Brave Old World • LAWRENCE SAIL

Voltaire, Candide

Full Steam Ahead and Damn the Torpedoes • TIM LONGVILLE

On the gardening books of Henry Mitchell


Kurban Said, Ali and Nino

Having a Good Cry • ANNE SEBBA

Mrs Gaskell, Sylvia’s Lovers

Wrestling with the Amazons • RACHEL CAMPBELL-JOHNSTON

H. W. Bates, The Naturalist on the River Amazons

Troublesome Ghosts • PAUL EVANS

Mary Webb, Precious Bane

Poste-Freudian Therapy • MICHELE HANSON

Stella Gibbons, Cold Comfort Farm


Richard Brautigan, Trout Fishing in America


Sylvia Townsend Warner, Letters to William Maxwell

A Tremendous Innings • C. J. DRIVER

On the novels of A. G. Macdonell

Unsettled and Unsettling • WILLIAM PALMER

On short stories by Walter de la Mare

A Grand Passion • SOPHIE MASSON

On the novels of Anya Seton

Going West • GRAEME FIFE

On the novels of Nathanael West

Extra for the Bath • TREVOR FISHLOCK

Monica Dickens, My Turn to Make the Tea

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. Read more about Slightly Foxed.

Slightly Foxed Issue 10: From the Editors

At the end of February we travelled north through sleet and snow to see the spring issue of Slightly Foxed coming off the press. As many of you will know, Slightly Foxed is printed by the friendly...

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Unsettled and Unsettling

It could certainly be said that Walter de la Mare has been neglected for far too long. Faber & Faber, who published his work for many years, are bringing out a small volume of his selected poems, but...

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A Tremendous Innings

Ask most readers if they have heard of A. G. Macdonell and you will usually get a blank look, though occasionally you get the response: ‘Oh yes, I’ve heard of England, Their England.’ If you...

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First Class Mail

During my early years as a bookseller, much of each day’s business depended on the post: not just brown envelopes enclosing cheques or less welcome envelopes with publishers’ bills, but orders...

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In 1971, I was living in a road in North London that doesn’t exist now and remember spending a huge part of my student grant on two pairs of hand-made red leather boots, one for each of my...

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The Maladroit Muse

When I attempted to look up D. B. Wyndham Lewis on the Internet, Google kindly asked me if I didn’t really mean Percy Wyndham Lewis. Emphatically not. The Vorticist painter (whose age, it was...

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Dreaming of Home and Haileybury

William Somerset Maugham’s short stories are like the furniture in a grand boarding-house or the home of an elderly aunt. When I read ‘A Man with a Conscience’ or ‘A Winter Cruise’, I am...

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A Lost World

Ali Khan Shirvanshir is the only son of a noble Baku family, a Shiite Muslim who loves the desert, the walls of his city and its Eastern ways. He also loves Nino Kipiani. Nino is a Georgian Christian...

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Brave Old World

I wonder how, if at all, it would be possible to measure the part played in our responses to individual books by the age at which we encounter them. Time enough for the eighteenth century later,...

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Wrestling with the Amazons

I went to East Finchley cemetery a while ago. It was cold and damp. A few dead leaves clung soggily to the grass. It felt pretty forsaken. I stood in front of a tomb: a stolid stone pillar with a...

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Full Steam Ahead and Damn the Torpedoes

Even today, most garden writing in Britain is still haunted by the ghosts of Percy Thrower and Arthur Hellyer. It is nuts and bolts stuff – professionals telling amateurs what to plant or build and...

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Poste-Freudian Therapy

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Troublesome Ghosts

Every morning, when the dog drags me out, we take the Church Walk behind the shops, through a wrought-iron gateway into the churchyard, passing the old half-timbered Guildhall. There, on a rock...

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A Grand Passion

It was in the school library on a somnolent Sydney summer afternoon that I first met her. A passionate, but bookish and rather inarticulate child, I had recently discovered romantic novels and had...

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Going West

For most of 1988 I moved about London, from house-sit to house-sit, transporting all the essentials of my life and trade in a 2CV: typewriter, reference books, minimal wardrobe. At some point during...

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Extra for the Bath

At the end of My Turn to Make the Tea, Monica Dickens’s autobiographical local newspaper saga, her heroine Poppy is fired for an act of noble sabotage and replaced by ‘a lad of sixteen fresh from...

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