Slightly Foxed Issue 30
  • Pages: 96
  • Format: 210 x 148mm
  • Illustrations: B/W
  • Publication date: June 2011
  • Producer: Smith Settle
  • Cover artist: Emily Burningham
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Slightly Foxed Issue 30

A Personal Landscape
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In this issue

Andy Merrills follows in the footsteps of the fell walker Alfred Wainwright • Annabel Walker is enchanted by Marghanita Laski’s Little Boy LostChristopher Robbins takes to the skies with St-Exupéry • David Gilmour journeys through Italy with Stendhal • Adrian Thorpe recalls how he learnt to read with Homer • Christian Tyler visits the last bookshop in Europe • Oliver Pritchett discovers Hand-grenade Practice in Peking . . .


A Personal Landscape • ANDY MERRILLS

On the books of Alfred Wainwright

Too Much of a Good Thing • OLIVER PRITCHETT

Frances Wood Hand-Grenade Practice in Peking

Little Boys Lost • ANNABEL WALKER

Marghanita Laski, Little Boy Lost

Tilting at Windmills • SIMON HUMPHREYS

Nicholas Wollaston, Tilting at Don Quixote; My Father, Sandy

Mountain, Sea and Storm • CHRISTOPHER ROBBINS

Antoine de St-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars

Time Travel • ELISABETH INGLES

Elizabeth Goudge, The Dean’s Watch

Love Letters to Italy • DAVID GILMOUR

On the works of Marie-Henri Beyle Stendhal

On the Randy Again • WILLIAM PALMER

Dylan Thomas, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog

Strolling about on an Elephant • ROGER HUDSON

On the Eden sisters’ journals from India

How Homer Taught Me to Read • ADRIAN THORPE

Homer, Odyssey, Iliad

A Rare Veld-flower • JOHN CONYNGHAM

Pauline Smith, The Beadle

Ghosts in the Dust • HUGH FARMAR

John Reed, Insurgent Mexico

A Fur Coat and a Typewriter • ANNE SEBBA

Virginia Cowles, Looking for Trouble

Inhabiting a Character • MARY SULLIVAN

On the works of Mary Lavin

Under the Desert Sun • RICHARD PLATT

Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire

The Last Bookshop in Europe • CHRISTIAN TYLER

Tales from an independent bookshop at the edge-of-the-world


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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A Personal Landscape

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