Slightly Foxed Issue 22
  • Pages: 96
  • Format: 210 x 148mm
  • Illustrations: B/W
  • Publication date: June 2009
  • Producer: Smith Settle
  • Cover artist: Simon Laurie
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Slightly Foxed Issue 22

Don’t Give up the Day Job


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In this issue

Richard Ingrams delights in fictitious elephants • Christian Tyler dons his corduroys • Frances Donnolly takes a train to Istanbul • John Keay celebrates the Indian novels of R. K. Narayan • Jonty Driver watches things fall apart • Clive Unger-Hamilton runs a rogue male to earth • Rowena Macdonald jumps the fence with Riddley Walker • Charles Elliott unmasks some book crooks . . .

Don’t Give up the Day Job • FRANCES DONNOLLY

Graham Greene, Stamboul Train

Another Country • CHRISTIAN TYLER

Adrian Bell, Corduroy

Belief in the Blood • ALEXANDER LUCIE-SMITH

Antoine François Prévost, Manon Lescaut

Uncle and the Badfort Crowd • RICHARD INGRAMS

On the novels of J. P. Martin

Slow Train to Malgudi • JOHN KEAY

On the novels of R. K. Narayan


Geoffrey Household, Rogue Male

A Taker of Heads • C. J. DRIVER

Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart

On the Shores of the Mediterranean • JOHN DE FALBE

Barry Unsworth, Land of Marvels

Too Much Clevverness • ROWENA MACDONALD

Russell Hoban, Riddley Walker

Settling the Bill • JAMES FERGUSSON

David Hughes, The Pork Butcher

From Cheltenham to Lochiel • URSULA BUCHAN

On the novels of D. K. Broster


Mervyn Peake, Mr Pye

Written in the Stars • ANNE SEBBA

Shirley Hazzard, The Transit of Venus

Round and Round and Round • LAWRENCE SAIL

Bettina Ehrlich, Cocolo


James Joyce, Finnegans Wake


On book forgery and theft

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