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Slightly Foxed Issue 29

  • Pages: 96
  • Format: 210 x 148mm
  • Illustrations: B/W
  • Publication date: March 2011
  • Producer: Smith Settle
  • Cover artist: Rebecca Campbell
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Slightly Foxed Issue 29

An Editorial Peacock
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James Hamilton-Paterson follows a spy to Cairo • Trilby Kent shares a desk with Claudine • Dennis Butts finds poetry in the Second World War • James Roose-Evans sees Europe with Augustus Hare • Kate Berridge immerses herself in the Saturday Books • Charles Elliott enters the exquisite world of a Japanese courtier • Eric Brown celebrates a science-fiction writer • Catherine Merrick salutes Charles Darwin • Michael Barber admires an elderly mischief-maker . . .


Contents

An Editorial Peacock • KATE BERRIDGE

The Saturday Books

Learn-As-You-Burn • HAZEL WOOD

P. Y. Betts, People Who Say Goodbye

The Heroism of Ordinary Life • PETER J. CONRADI

Angus Wilson, The Middle Age of Mrs Eliot; Late Call

Welcome to Dictionopolis • ROHAN CANDAPPA

Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

Coney’s Islands • ERIC BROWN

Michael G. Coney, Syzygy; The Girl with a Symphony in Her Fingers; Hello Summer, Goodbye; Brontomek!

Eminently a Victorian • JAMES ROOSE-EVANS

Augustus Hare, Peculiar People: The Story of My Life

Goodbye to Berlin • JAMES HAMILTON-PATERSON

Joseph Hone, The Private Sector

Biophilia for Beginners • CATHERINE MERRICK

Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species

A Terrifying Business • PATRICK WELLAND

Henry Fielding, Joseph Andrews; Shamela

The Sound of Raindrops • CHARLES ELLIOTT

Sei Shōnagon, The Pillow Book

Scandal at School • TRILBY KENT

Colette, Claudine at School; Claudine in Paris; Claudine Married; Claudine and Annie

The Fatal Gift of Phrase • MICHAEL BARBER

Gore Vidal, United States: Essays, 1952–1992; Palimpsest

Paradise Lost • JILL FOULSTON & ELISABETH RUSSELL TAYLOR

Robin Fedden, Chantesmesle

Seeking an Oasis • DENNIS BUTTS

The Oasis Trust (ed.), Return to Oasis; From Oasis into Italy; Poems of the Second World War; More Poems of the Second World War; The Schools Oasis; The Voice of War

On the Hungarian Plain • ANTHONY GARDNER

Kate Seredy, The Good Master; The Singing Tree

Hoppy Rides Again • TOM BROWN

Clarence E. Mulford’s Westerns

Comfort and Consolation • BILL TAYLOR

On downsizing a library


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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