• Pages: 96
  • Format: 210 x 148mm
  • Illustrations: B/W
  • Publication date: March 2009
  • Producer: Smith Settle
  • Cover artist: Francis Farmar
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Slightly Foxed Issue 21

All Washed Up

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In this issue

Robin Blake discovers the revolutionary world of Molesworth • Karen Robinson meets an American hero • Jennie Erdal finds the perfect antidote to the current gloom • Dan Jacobson sees darkness at noon • Tim Longville minds his own business • Penelope Lively celebrates a late beginner • Christopher Robbins washes the dishes • Daisy Hay embarks on a brilliant career . . .


George Orwell, Down and Out in Paris and London

Before the Sun Set • PENELOPE LIVELY

Priscilla Napier, A Late Beginner

A Husband and Wife Team • BRIAN WOOD

C. N. and A. M. Williamson, The Lightning Conductor; The Lightning Conductor Discovers America

The Brick of Fate • JENNIE ERDAL

On the works of Peter de Vries

Doing the Right Thing • VICTORIA NEUMARK

On the works of Antonia Forest

We’ve Been Here Before • ROBERT BRUCE

On the literature of financial crises

Unsuitable Jobs for Unsuitable Girls • DAISY HAY

Miles Franklin, My Brilliant Career


Charlotte Paul, Minding Our Own Business

A Serial Offender • DAN JACOBSON

Arthur Koestler, Darkness at Noon

The Prunes Are Revolting • ROBIN BLAKE

On the works of Geoffrey Willans and Ronald Searle

A Blazing Talent • DIANA RAYMOND

On the works of Pamela Frankau

American Hero • KAREN ROBINSON

Lee Child, the Jack Reacher novels

All about Love • LESLEY DOWNER

Murasaki Shikibu, The Tale of Genji

Going for the Thing • DEREK PARKER

On the works of Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch

On the Lost Isle • PEGRAM HARRISON

Marguerite Yourcenar, Two Lives and a Dream


On Rudyard Kipling and life in a hot climate

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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