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Slightly Foxed Issue 51

  • Pages: 96
  • Format: 210 x 148mm
  • Illustrations: B/W
  • Publication date: September 2016
  • Producer: Smith Settle
  • Cover artist: Olivia Lomenech Gill, ‘Vasalisa’s Garden’
  • ISBN: 978-1-906562-89-2
  • ISSN: 1742-5794

Slightly Foxed Issue 51

A Cheerful Revolutionary

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In this issue

Michael Barber hangs out on the Maginot Line • Ursula Buchan follows Montrose to the Borders • Patrick Welland explains the Singapore Grip • Amanda Theunissen meets a revolutionary with a sense of fun • Henry Jeffreys relives his university days with David Lodge • Daisy Hay finds Mary Wollstonecraft very contemporary • Derek Collett sits in on some psychiatric sessions • Victoria Neumark asks ‘Goodbye to all what?’ • Derek Parker goes backstage with some extremely old actors • and much, much more . . .

Bibliography etc.

Balchin, Nigel: Mine Own Executioner
Books, obscure, the pleasure of
Buchan, John: Montrose
Buchan, John: Witch Wood
Church, Richard: Over the Bridge
Farrell, J. G. The Singapore Grip
Fitzgerald, Penelope: Charlotte Mew and Her Friends
Graves, Robert: Goodbye to All That
Herzen, Alexander: My Past and Thoughts
Herzen, Alexander: Childhood, Youth and Exile
Lightman, Alan: Einstein’s Dreams
Lodge, David: Changing Places
Lodge, David: Nice Work
Lodge, David: Small World
Mantel, Hilary: A Place of Greater Safety
Rhodes, Anthony: Sword of Bone
Rhys, Jean: Quartet
Rhys, Jean: Voyage in the Dark
Strindberg, August: The People of Hems
Walker, Ted: The Last of England
Wollstonecraft, Mary: Letters Written in Sweden, Norway and Denmark

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.

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Hanging Out on the Maginot Line

In 1989 I was commissioned to write and present a programme about the Phoney War for BBC Radio 4. My research took me to the Imperial War Museum’s sound archives and the testimony of a Dunkirk...

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Slightly Foxed Issue 51: From the Editors

After the events of the past few months, we must admit that, though extremely cheerful and optimistic, we’re also feeling a bit ruminative here in the office. Somehow the timeless and civilizing...

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