Slightly Foxed Issue 14
  • Pages: 96
  • Format: 210 x 148mm
  • Illustrations: B/W
  • Publication date: June 2007
  • Producer: Smith Settle
  • Cover artist: Simon Dorrell
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Slightly Foxed Issue 14

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In this issue

Lyall Watson encounters some helpful fellow-travellers • Sue Gee follows the tale of Orlando the Marmalade Cat • Stephen Glain revisits Lawrence Durrell’s Alexandria • Charlie Lee-Potter remembers springtime in Paris • Linda Leatherbarrow enjoys a peak experience • Hilary Macaskill tackles the Cévennes with several donkeys • Richard Platt meets a Kentucky barber • Jim Ring admires the view from a periscope • Ysenda Maxtone Graham goes Ladybird-hunting . . .


Major Problems • CHARLES ELLIOTT

Peter Fleming, Brazilian Adventure

Fellow-Travellers, or The Trouble a Book Can Cause • LYALL WATSON

Michael Andrews, The Life that Lives on Man

Twilight of a Golden Age • STEPHEN GLAIN

Lawrence Durrell, The Alexandria Quartet

Studying Revenge • JOHN SAUMAREZ SMITH

Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

A Rum Do • LINDA LEATHERBARROW

W. E. Bowman, The Ascent of Rum Doodle

A Kinder, Gentler Thoreau • RICHARD PLATT

Wendell Berry, Jayber Crow

The Pencil and the Plough • CHRISTIAN TYLER

On Wendell Berry

Always a Healthy Bugger • DENNIS SILK

Sheila Stewart, Lifting the Latch: A Life on the Land

On the Broad Shoulders of a Eunuch Cat • SUE GEE

Kathleen Hale, the Orlando books

A Balkan Adventure • MALCOLM GLUCK

Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon

Rites of Passage • JIM RING

Edward Young, One of Our Submarines

Travels with Several Donkeys • HILARY MACASKILL

Robert Louis Stevenson, Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes

Flight of the Ladybird • YSENDA MAXTONE GRAHAM

On the Ladybird Books

Pernod and Gitanes • CHARLIE LEE-POTTER

Françoise Sagan, Bonjour Tristesse

Flowering Passions • TIM LONGVILLE

James Hamilton-Paterson, Griefwork

Face to Face • NICHOLAS CLEE

On interviewing


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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Pernod and Gitanes

I love the fact that Sagan blew her £75 advance for Bonjour Tristesse on whisky and a chic black sweater. But she got the last laugh, and plenty more jumpers, because the novel was eventually...

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Major Problems

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Fellow-Travellers, or The Trouble a Book Can Cause

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Studying Revenge

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Twilight of a Golden Age

Before my departure, I paid one final visit to the American University’s bookshop in Cairo and there I came across a copy of Lawrence Durrell’s Alexandria Quartet. Many of my Egyptian friends had...

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A Rum Do

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The Pencil and the Plough

Wendell Berry is a man who refuses to be categorized, because every label attached to him is a distortion of his views. Or so he feels. This lean and lanky, six-foot-something Kentucky farmer is...

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Always a Healthy Bugger

It all began in a butcher’s shop in Shipston-on-Stour. In 2000 Sheila Stewart had written an excellent little book about her old daily help, Country Kate, to record for posterity ‘the richness of...

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On the Broad Shoulders of a Eunuch Cat

In 1917, Kathleen Hale arrived in London, fresh out of art school, ‘with only a few shillings in my pocket, my pince-nez delicately chained to one ear and no qualifications whatsoever for earning a...

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A Balkan Adventure

Contemplating diving into Rebecca West’s great Balkan travel adventure, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon, is like contemplating a long bungee jump. It offers both compulsion and revulsion, but once it is...

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Rites of Passage

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