• Pages: 96
  • Format: 210 x 148mm
  • Illustrations: B/W
  • Publication date: Dec 2011
  • Producer: Smith Settle
  • Cover artist: Alice Tait
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Slightly Foxed Issue 32

At Home with the Pewters

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In this issue

Sue Gee marvels at the magic of the Raj Quartet • Charles Elliott meets the good soldier Švejk • Ysenda Maxtone Graham goes to Vanity Fair • Henry Jeffreys raises a glass to wine books • Victoria Neumark falls in love with Lord Peter Wimsey • Antony Wood turns Pooterish • Valerie Grove celebrates Dodie Smith • Andrew Hall goes dictionary-hunting • Simon Brett climbs with Whymper • Sarah Crowden admits to a liking for smut . . .

At Home with the Pewters • ANTONY WOOD

George and Weedon Grossmith, The Diary of a Nobody


Dodie Smith, Look Back with Love

The Man Who Climbed the Matterhorn • SIMON BRETT

Edward Whymper, Scrambles amongst the Alps


William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair


On the memoirs of wartime pilots

Some Kind of Edwardian Sunlight • SUE GEE

Paul Scott, The Raj Quartet

Diamond Bombs • DEREK PARKER

Charles Causley, Collected Poems, 1951–2000

The Library in Knightsbridge • ANDREW BROWNLIE

Remembering the Harrods Library

‘Humbly report, sir’ • CHARLES ELLIOTT

Jaroslav Hasek, The Good Soldier Svejk and His Fortunes in the World War

Laura, Louisa and Me • DAISY HAY

Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

‘By God, I’m going to spin’ • PAUL ROUTLEDGE

On the novels of Winifred Holtby

Extra-ordinary Cricketers . . . • ANDREW HALL

On the works of J. L. Carr

High Adventure • DEREK ROBINSON

Lionel Davidson, The Rose of Tibet


On the works of Dorothy L. Sayers

A Lot of Bottle • HENRY JEFFREYS

On the literature of wine

Something for the Weekend • SARAH CROWDEN

On collecting books

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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