• Pages: 96
  • Format: 210 x 148mm
  • Illustrations: B/W
  • Publication date: Sept 2014
  • Producer: Smith Settle
  • Cover artist: Francis Hamel
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Slightly Foxed Issue 35

Tarka the Rotter

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In this issue

Richard Knott sails the Baltic with Arthur Ransome • David Spiller is intrigued by the wartime diary of Churchill’s private secretary Jock Colville • Judy Spours discovers just what it meant to be in a charge of a middle-class Victorian household • Jonathan Law tracks down Tarka the Otter and his paradoxical creator Henry Williamson • Stephen Honey trembles before The Man-eaters of Tsavo Christian Tyler is on the front line with the author and war correspondent Alan Moorehead . . .

Tarka the Rotter • JONATHAN LAW

Henry Williamson, Tarka the Otter

An Observer Observed • CHRISTIAN TYLER

Alan Moorehead, A Late Education

Not Swinging, Just Dancing • LINDA LEATHERBARROW

On the novels of Edna O’Brien

Considerable Indiscretions • DAVID SPILLER

John Colville, The Fringes of Power: Downing Street Diaries, 19391955

The Black Isle and the Miss Boyds • VIVIEN CRIPPS

On the works of Jane Duncan

An Epiphany at the British Museum • C. J. WRIGHT

Edmund Gosse, Father and Son

The Art of Browsing • OLIVER PRITCHETT

On book etiquette

Living in Interesting Times • C. J. DRIVER

On the novels of R. C. Hutchinson

The Great-aunt and the Author • CHRISTOPHER RUSH

Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd

End of a Baltic Summer • RICHARD KNOTT

Arthur Ransome, Racundra’s First Cruise

Drama in Dulcimer Street • SARAH CROWDEN

Norman Collins, London Belongs to Me

Right Reverend • RICHARD PLATT

George MacDonald, Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood

Lion-hunting with the Colonel • STEPHEN HONEY

John Henry Patterson, The Man-eaters of Tsavo


Jack McClenaghan, Moving Target

How Alice Grew Up • JEREMY NOEL-TOD

Nicholson Baker, The Everlasting Story of Nory

Such Devoted Sisters • JAMES ROOSE-EVANS

On the works of Edith Olivier

Taking a Hint • JUDY SPOURS

On Victorian table etiquette

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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