• Pages: 96
  • Format: 210 x 148mm
  • Illustrations: B/W
  • Publication date: Sept 2014
  • Producer: Smith Settle
  • Cover artist: Pam Grimmond
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Slightly Foxed Issue 43

The Flight in the Heather

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In this issue

John Walsh remembers his friend Beryl Bainbridge • Morag MacInnes rereads the haunting Orkney stories of Eric Linklater • Derek Parker recalls the world evoked by Arnold Bennett’s diaries • Melissa Harrison tucks Oliver Rackham’s History of the English Countryside into her backpack • Andrew Merrills journeys west with a monkey king • Victoria Neumark dips into a Walter de la Mare anthology • Dick Russell suggests that Churchill might have benefited from a reading of C. S. Forester’s novel The GeneralFrances Wood researches the explosive history of rhubarb • William Palmer is kidnapped • Cheryl Tipp listens to the memoirs of a birdman • Martin Sorrell takes pleasure in small things . . .

The Flight in the Heather • WILLIAM PALMER

Robert Louis Stevenson, Kidnapped

Grandma’s Footsteps • OLIVER PRITCHETT

Harold Carlton, Marrying Out

A Living Landscape • MELISSA HARRISON

Oliver Rackham, The Illustrated History of the Countryside

He Did His Duty • DICK RUSSELL

C.S. Forester, The General

Marvellous Therapy • JOHN WALSH

On the novels of Beryl Bainbridge

Written on the Heart • VICTORIA NEUMARK

Walter de la Mare (ed.), Come Hither

Winning Their Spurs • CHRISTIAN TYLER

Ronald Welch, Bowman of Crécy; The Hawk


Primo Levi, If This Is a Man; The Truce

With an Ear to the Earth • CHERYL TIPP

Ludwig Koch, Memoirs of a Birdman

Small Is Beautiful • MARTIN SORRELL

Philippe Delerm, La Première gorgée de bière

Monkey Business • ANDREW MERRILLS

Wu Ch’êng-ên, Monkey

Sleuthing with the Colonel • MARK VALENTINE

Philip MacDonald, The Gethryn books

A Love Affair with Orkney • MORAG MACINNES

Eric Linklater, Sealskin Trousers

The Purveyor of Popular Fiction • DEREK PARKER

Norman Flower (ed.), The Journals of Arnold Bennett

On Man, the Human Heart and Human Life • C.J. DRIVER

On the novels of Stanley Middleton

Growing Up with Winston • JIM RING

Winston Churchill, My Early Life


On the history of Chinese rhubarb

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