Slightly Foxed Issue 16
  • Pages: 96
  • Format: 210 x 148mm
  • Illustrations: B/W
  • Publication date: Dec 2007
  • Producer: Smith Settle
  • Cover artist: Posy Simmonds
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Slightly Foxed Issue 16

For Pheasant Read Peasant


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In this issue

Grant McIntyre gets caught up in A Dance to the Music of Time William Palmer raises a glass to Dickens • Julia Keay falls in love with Georgette Heyer • Roger Hudson revisits Kilvert • Michele Hanson quizzes D.H. Lawrence • Jeremy Noel-Tod celebrates 1066 (and all that) • Derek Parker goes Thurber-hunting • Duncan Minshull walks on ice • Antony Wood enjoys the inspired idiocy of the clerihew . . .

For Pheasant Read Peasant • JEREMY NOEL-TOD

W. C. Sellar and R. J. Yeatman, 1066 and All That

The Power of Stealing Hearts • ROGER HUDSON

Francis Kilvert, Diary

Yes, Yes, Sir Jasper! • JULIA KEAY

Georgette Heyer, These Old Shades; Venetia

Legging It for Lotte • DUNCAN MINSHULL

Werner Herzog, Of Walking in Ice

Strangely Like Real Life • GRANT MCINTYRE

Anthony Powell, A Dance to the Music of Time

Dining in Parnassus • JOHN SAUMAREZ SMITH

Holbrook Jackson, Bookman’s Holiday

Guess the Noun • MICHELE HANSON

A Whiff of Sulphur • MALCOLM GLUCK

Leonardo Sciascia, To Each His Own

Bentley Gently • ANTONY WOOD

On the works of E. C. Bentley

The Ruthless Truth of War • CHRISTIAN TYLER

Vasily Grossman, Life and Fate

Needy Authors, Literary Hacks • PAUL ROUTLEDGE

George Gissing, New Grub Street

Praisethurber • DEREK PARKER

James Thurber, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty; My Life and Hard Times

Learning to Swaller It • OLIVIA LAING

Rumer Godden, The Diddakoi


On the works of Alec Waugh

The Smoking Bishop • WILLIAM PALMER

Cedric Dickens, Drinking with Dickens

Answers to ‘Guess the Noun’

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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Strangely Like Real Life

My own prime favourite is Anthony Powell’s sequence of novels A Dance to the Music of Time: panoramic, sharply observed, farcical, ironic, yet shot through with what Kingsley Amis called an...

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Yes, Yes, Sir Jasper!

My father read these books? The strict disciplinarian, the occasionally benevolent dictator, the terrifying dispenser of chastisement? How could he like them?

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