• Pages: 96
  • Format: 210 x 148mm
  • Illustrations: B/W
  • Publication date: Dec 2009
  • Producer: Smith Settle
  • Cover artist: Quentin Blake
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Slightly Foxed Issue 24

A Pash for Nash

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In this issue

Maggie Fergusson drops in on 84 Charing Cross Road • Quentin Blake and Travis Elborough celebrate the fox • Oliver Pritchett recites rude rhymes in the bath • Grant McIntyre recalls another self • Roger Hudson cherishes Mr Pepys • Michael Barber returns to the murky world of Eric Ambler • Andrew Lycett reads a double life • Sue Gee visits a little house at the edge of the wood, and much more besides . . .


[Ogden Nash] Linell Smith & Isabel Eberstadt (eds.), Candy Is Dandy: The Best of Ogden Nash;  Douglas M. Parker, Ogden Nash: The Life and Work of America’s Laureate of Light Verse


James Lees-Milne, Another Self

Anarchist in a Tie • MICHAEL BARBER

Eric Ambler, Journey into Fear; The Mask of Dimitrios; Cause for Alarm; Epitaph for a Spy; Uncommon Danger

The Little House at the Edge of the Wood • SUE GEE

Alison Uttley, the Little Grey Rabbit series

Of Julius Scissor and Gary Baldy • HAZEL WOOD

Leo Rosten, The Education of H*y*m*a*n K*a*p*l*a*n

A Very Rising Man • ROGER HUDSON

[Samuel Pepys] Robert Latham and William Matthews (eds.), The Diaries; Claire Tomalin, Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self

Divine Spark • EMMA HOGAN

Muriel Spark, Memento Mori; Curriculum Vitae; Martin Stannard, Muriel Spark: The Biography

Price of a Double Life • ANDREW LYCETT

Michael Burn, Turned towards the Sun

The Flying Yorkshireman • JOHN EMMS

Eric Knight, Sam Small Flies Again

We All Love Your Letters . . . • MAGGIE FERGUSSON

Helene Hanff, 84 Charing Cross Road

Balchin’s Maimed Brilliance • C. J. DRIVER

Nigel Balchin, The Small Back Room

Brush with the Law • TRAVIS ELBOROUGH

Roald Dahl, Fantastic Mr Fox; Jeremy Treglown, Roald Dahl: A Biography


Giles Smith, Lost in Music

Mystery at the Minster • JOHN SAUMAREZ SMITH

John Meade Falkner, The Nebuly Coat

Plain Jane? Plain Wrong • DAISY HAY

Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Six Things to Do with Cabbage • KAREN ROBINSON

Katharine Whitehorn, Cooking in a Bedsitter

Great-aunts • PETRIE HARBOUR

On the literary works of relatives

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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