• Pages: 96
  • Format: 210 x 148mm
  • Illustrations: B/W
  • Publication date: Sept 2011
  • Producer: Smith Settle
  • Cover artist: Robert Field
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Slightly Foxed Issue 31

The Return of Grouse
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In this issue

Tim Mackintosh-Smith meets Norman Douglas in Calabria • Laurence Scott recalls the unexpected humour of teaching poetry to adults • David Spiller champions Nevil Shute • Caroline Moore revels in Victorian sensationalism • Stephen Honey undergoes a poker player’s education • Oliver Pritchett examines the etiquette of book-signings • James Roose-Evans meets a Cockney bookseller • Catherine Merrick follows the discovery of the double helix • Ranjit Bolt admires Dickens’s mistress . . .


The Return of Grouse • LAURENCE SCOTT

Neil Astley (ed.), Staying Alive; Being Alive

Water Pistols at Fifty Paces • HAZEL WOOD

Ysenda Maxtone Graham, Mr Tibbits’s Catholic School

The Long Arm of Coincidence • CAROLINE MOORE

Wilkie Collins, Poor Miss Finch

From Convent to Kitchen Table • ALEXANDER LUCIE-SMITH

On the works of Alice Thomas Ellis

Honest Jim and the Double Helix • CATHERINE MERRICK

James Watson, The Double Helix; Brenda Maddox, Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA

A Winning Hand • STEPHEN HONEY

Herbert O. Yardley, The Education of a Poker Player

Another, Darker Continent • TIM MACKINTOSH-SMITH

Norman Douglas, Old Calabria

Vanishing Point • MARTIN SORRELL

On the photographs of Winston O. Link

Pearls and a Fur Jacket • FRANCES DONNELLY

Anne Scott-James, In the Mink

A Matter of Dedication • OLIVER PRITCHETT

On the etiquette of book-signing

Sam Pepys from Walworth • JAMES ROOSE-EVANS

On the diaries of Fred Bason

The King’s Spaniel • LINDA LEATHERBARROW

Rose Tremain, Restoration

Siberian Taiga • PATRICK EVANS

Vladimir Klavdievich Arseniev, Dersu the Trapper

The Real Thing • JEREMY LEWIS

R. S. Surtees, Mr Sponge’s Sporting Tour

A Prisoner of Her Time • RANJIT BOLT

Claire Tomalin, The Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens

Deliberately Engineered • DAVID SPILLER

On the works of Nevil Shute

Frogs, Books and Bears • SHEILA RHODES

On bookselling and the joy of children’s literature


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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