• Pages: 96
  • Format: 210 x 148
  • Illustrations: B/W
  • Publication date: June 2015
  • Producer: Smith Settle
  • ISSN: 1742-5794
  • ISBN: 978-1-906562-78-6
  • Cover artist: James Weston Lewis
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Slightly Foxed Issue 46

Grecian Hours

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In this issue


Justin Marozzi joins Norman Lewis on the road to Mandalay • Melissa Harrison returns to Suffolk with Adrian Bell • David Rain is touched by Platero the Donkey • Michael Holroyd meets The Smith of SmithsSophie Breese discovers a mysterious book room in Marrakesh • Anthony Gardner revisits A Town like AliceHelena Drysdale reads her Murray Handbook • Gordon Bowker goes in search of Baron Corvo, and much more besides.

Making the Best of It • WILLIAM PALMER

Vivien Noakes, Edward Lear: The Life of a Wanderer


The Murray Handbooks

From the Farmhouse Window • MELISSA HARRISON

Adrian Bell, Silver Ley


Nevil Shute, A Town like Alice

Three Girls in a Boat • PAUL ATTERBURY

Emma Smith, Maidens’ Trip


Alison Lurie, The Nowhere City

Great Scott • ROGER HUDSON

The Journal of Walter Scott

Amber Hits Back • SAMANTHA ELLIS

Amber Reeves, A Lady and Her Husband

Fired by a Canon • MICHAEL HOLROYD

Hesketh Pearson, The Smith of Smiths

Having the Last Laugh • JOANNA KAVENNA

Enrique Vila-Matas, Never Any End to Paris

The Semi-invisible Man • JUSTIN MAROZZI

Norman Lewis, A Dragon Apparent & Golden Earth

Last of the Old Guard • MICHAEL BARBER

Louis Auchincloss, A Writer’s Capital


Alain-Fournier, Le Grand Meaulnes

In Search of the Biographer • GORDON BOWKER

A. J. A. Symons, The Quest for Corvo

A Man and His Donkey • DAVID RAIN

Juan Ramón Jiménez, Platero and I

Waugh on the Warpath • RANJIT BOLT

Evelyn Waugh, The Loved One

Mustapha’s Room • SOPHIE BREESE

A Room full of Books in Marrakesh

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