Slightly Foxed Issue 18
  • Pages: 96
  • Format: 210 x 148mm
  • Illustrations: B/W
  • Publication date: 1 June 2008
  • Producer: Smith Settle
  • Cover artist: Cyril Edward Power, ‘The Eight’, linocut
  • ISSN: 1742-5794
  • ISBN: 9781906562014
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Slightly Foxed Issue 18

‘The Sensation of Crossing the Street’

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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

Sue Gee goes to a party • Clive Unger-Hamilton discovers one helluva hotel • Dervla Murphy returns to the Hindu Kush • Tim Mackintosh-Smith visits a Crimean pet shop • Jeremy Lewis travels without maps • Linda Leatherbarrow praises grandmothers • Jim Ring discovers Swallows and Amazons are for ever • David Spiller switches on his tape-recorder • Chris Bird celebrates a Pole, and much more besides . . .


The Sensation of Crossing the Street • SUE GEE

Virginia Woolf, Mrs Dalloway

Swallows and Amazons for Ever! • JIM RING

Arthur Ransome, The Swallows and Amazons books

How Not to Be a Grandmother • LINDA LEATHERBARROW

Diana Holman-Hunt, My Grandmothers and I

Helluva Hotel • CLIVE UNGER-HAMILTON

Ludwig Bemelmans, Hotel Bemelmans

Listening to the Heartbeat • CHRIS BIRD

On the works of Ryszard Kapuscinski

Birds, Bees and Scorpions • NICHOLAS MURRAY

Gerald Durrell, My Family and Other Animals

Dog Days • JEREMY NOEL-TOD

W. G. Sebald, The Rings of Saturn

Ad Hoc through Afghanistan • DERVLA MURPHY

Nicolas Bouvier, The Way of the World

The Tape-recorder Man • DAVID SPILLER

Tony Parker, The People of Providence

A Pirate of Exquisite Mind • DIANA PRESTON

On the works of William Dampier

A Cat’s Life • SOPHIE MASSON

On the works of Nicholas Stuart Gray

Greene but Colourful • JEREMY LEWIS

Graham Greene, Journey without Maps

Vatican Evasions • JOHN DE FALBE

Branko Bokun, Spy in the Vatican

The Siren Call • PATRICK EVANS

Ernle Bradford, Ulysses Found

Confessions of a TV Tie-in • TIM MACKINTOSH-SMITH

Ibn Battutah, The Travels of Ibn Battutah


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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. More . . . 



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