Slightly Foxed Issue 39
  • Pages: 96
  • Format: 210 x 148mm
  • Illustrations: B/W
  • Publication date: Sept 2013
  • Producer: Smith Settle
  • Cover artist: Janet Brooke
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Slightly Foxed Issue 39

Around the Fire

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In this issue

Penelope Lively returns to Alamein, John Walsh meets the enemies of promise, Isabel Colegate brings her imagination to history, Christopher Rush shows true grit, Morag MacInnes recites with George Mackay Brown and Dylan Thomas, Paul Brassley seeks refuge in farming, and Amanda Theunissen is fascinated by the 23rd title in our Slightly Foxed Editions, Christabel Bielenberg’s memoir The Past Is Myself …

Around the Fire • MORAG MACINNES

Dylan Thomas, Under Milk Wood

Kindness of Strangers • AMANDA THEUNISSEN

Christabel Bielenberg, The Past Is Myself

The Charlock’s Shade • JOHN WALSH

Cyril Connolly, Enemies of Promise

A Peal of Perfect Thunder • WILLIAM PALMER

G. K. Chesterton, The Man Who Was Thursday

Joining up the Dots • HAZEL WOOD

Ronald Welch, Knight Crusader; The Galleon; For the King


Charles Portis, True Grit

The Flight of an Odd Duck • MICHAEL GORMAN

Julian Symons, Notes from Another Country

Two Carps • ANDREW W. PYE

On the satirical ‘Carps’ of Richard Haydn and Sir Henry Howarth Bashford


George Dangerfield, The Strange Death of Liberal England

Batting under the Walls of Troy • ROBIN KNIGHT

On the literature of cricket

The Poet and Piccadilly Jim • PENELOPE LIVELY

Keith Douglas, Alamein to Zem Zem

From Small Beginnings • ROGER JONES

On Njal’s Saga

The Soluble Witch • SARAH LAWSON

L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Catching a Tartar • CHRIS BIRD

Leo Tolstoy, Hadji Murat

Bain’t Feasible • PAUL BRASSLEY

A. G. Street, Farmer’s Glory

Around a Room in Forty-two Days • MARTIN SORRELL

On Xavier de Maistre’s subversion of the travelogue

Marking Time • PAUL ROBINSON

On bookmarks

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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