Slightly Foxed Issue 4
  • Pages: 96
  • Format: 210 x 148mm
  • Illustrations: B/W
  • Publication date: Dec 2004
  • Producer: Smith Settle
  • Cover artist: Ronald Searle
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Slightly Foxed Issue 4

Now We’re Shut in for the Night


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In this issue

Tim Mackintosh-Smith gets the shivers with M. R. James Penelope Lively follows Barry Lopez to the Arctic • David Gilmour recaptures his childhood with Rosemary Sutcliff •  Christopher Rush remembers Orkney’s Prospero • Annabel Walker discovers new ways of reading the landscape • John Saumarez Smith recalls his first Christmases as a bookseller in Mayfair • Irma Kurtz sees modern America in The Scarlet Letter Jill Paton Walsh learns how books were smuggled books behind the Iron Curtain • Richard Woodman is haunted by The Cruel SeaEmma Tennant takes a phone call from Jackie O…

Now We’re Shut in for the Night • TIM MACKINTOSH-SMITH

M.R. James, ‘Casting the Runes’ and Other Ghost Stories

Funny Side of the Street • MIKE PETTY

Michael Frayn, Towards the End of the Morning

The Man Who Read the Land • ANNABEL WALKER

W. G. Hoskins, The Making of the English Landscape

Ancient Worlds • DAVID GILMOUR

Rosemary Sutcliff, The Lantern Bearers

Northern Lights • PENELOPE LIVELY

Barry Lopez, Arctic Dreams

Orkney’s Prospero • CHRISTOPHER RUSH

The essays of George Mackay Brown

My First Gethsemane • JOHN SAUMAREZ SMITH

Remembering bookselling with Heywood Hill

A Passion for Crustaceans • DUFF HART-DAVIS

Richard Shelton, The Longshoreman: A Life at the Water’s Edge


The novels of of Jean Rhys

Hand and Mind Together • SIMON BRETT


The Price of Addle Tree • IRMA KURTZ

Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

A Matter of Trust • JILL PATON WALSH

Jessica Douglas-Home, Once Upon Another Time


Sándor Márai, Embers


Nicholas Monsarrat, The Cruel Sea

A Tuft of a Masterpiece • ANTHONY PERRY

Cyril Connolly, The Unquiet Grave

O Jackie . . . • EMMA TENNANT

Jacqueline Onassis

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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