Slightly Foxed Issue 51 Sample Spreads
Slightly Foxed Issue 51 Sample Spreads
Slightly Foxed Issue 51 Sample Spreads
Slightly Foxed Issue 51 Sample Spreads
Slightly Foxed Issue 51 Back Cover
  • 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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Open up a world of new reading with Slightly Foxed, the quarterly magazine for booklovers. Companionable, entertaining and elegantly produced, it’s more like a well-read friend than a literary review.

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 . . .

A Cheerful Revolutionary • AMANDA THEUNISSEN

The memoirs of Alexander Herzen

Hanging Out on the Maginot Line • MICHAEL BARBER

Anthony Rhodes, Sword of Bone

Strindberg’s Island • KARIN ALTENBERG

August Strindberg, The People of Hemsö

The Rummidge Chronicles • HENRY JEFFREYS

On David Lodge’s university novels

A Battersea Childhood • JEREMY LEWIS

Richard Church, Over the Bridge

Collapse in the Colony • PATRICK WELLAND

J. G. Farrell, The Singapore Grip

Love and Miss Lotti • SUE GEE

Penelope Fitzgerald, Charlotte Mew and Her Friends

Hero Ahead of His Time • URSULA BUCHAN

John Buchan, Montrose and Witch Wood

Goodbye to All What? • VICTORIA NEUMARK

Robert Graves, Goodbye to All That

Mostly in the Mind • DEREK COLLETT

Nigel Balchin, Mine Own Executioner

Letters from the Heart • DAISY HAY

Mary Wollstonecraft, Letters Written in Sweden . . .

Raising the Dead • REBECCA WILLIS

Hilary Mantel, A Place of Greater Safety

A Purple Gentian • TANIA HERSHMAN

Alan Lightman, Einstein’s Dreams

Land of Lost Content • MARTIN SORRELL

Ted Walker, The Last of England

Not-so-gay Paree • ROWENA MACDONALD

Jean Rhys, Quartet and Voyage in the Dark

Caught in the Act • DEREK PARKER

On the pleasure of obscure books

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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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