Nicola Shulman goes back to boarding-school • Oliver Pritchett lists the merits of Roget’s Thesaurus • Sarah Perry follows the fortunes of the Cazalets • Michael Holroyd is caught up in a royal romance • Jane Ridley sets sail with Beatty and Jellicoe • Ranjit Bolt joins The Rotters’ Club • Brandon Robshaw plays detective with Margery Allingham • Lucy Lethbridge finds sustenance in Food in England • Christian Tyler sees Russia through the eyes of Doctor Zhivago • Maggie Fergusson unravels threads of memory with P. D. James • and much, much more . . .
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Slightly Foxed Issue 52

  • Pages: 96
  • Format: 210 x 148mm
  • Illustrations: B/W
  • Publication date: Dec 2016
  • Producer: Printed and bound by Smith Settle, Yeadon, West Yorkshire
  • Cover artist: Mark Hearld
  • ISBN: 978-1-906562-95-3
  • ISSN: 1742-5794
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Slightly Foxed Issue 52

‘A Gentleman on the Case’
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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.

In this issue

Nicola Shulman goes back to boarding-school • Oliver Pritchett lists the merits of Roget’s Thesaurus • Sarah Perry follows the fortunes of the Cazalets • Michael Holroyd is caught up in a royal romance • Jane Ridley sets sail with Beatty and Jellicoe • Ranjit Bolt joins The Rotters’ Club • Brandon Robshaw plays detective with Margery Allingham • Lucy Lethbridge finds sustenance in Food in England • Christian Tyler sees Russia through the eyes of Doctor Zhivago • Maggie Fergusson unravels threads of memory with P. D. James • and much, much more . . .

 

Contents & Bibliography

A Gentleman on the Case • BRANDON ROBSHAW

The Albert Campion novels of Margery Allingham

Old Girls and Very Old Girls • NICOLA SHULMAN

Ysenda Maxtone Graham, Terms & Conditions

The Writing on the Wall • RANJIT BOLT

Jonathan Coe, The Rotters’ Club

That Essex Boy • MICHAEL HOLROYD

Lytton Strachey, Elizabeth and Essex

At Home with the Cazalets • SARAH PERRY

Elizabeth Jane Howard’s Cazalet Chronicles

How We Lived Then • LUCY LETHBRIDGE

Dorothy Hartley, Food in England

Chesterton’s Spell • GORDON BOWKER

G. K. Chesterton, Tremendous Trifles

The Price of Revolution • CHRISTIAN TYLER

Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago

Sunk by the Signal Book • JANE RIDLEY

Andrew Gordon, The Rules of the Game

Well Earthed • RICHARD PLATT

David Grayson, Adventures in Contentment

A Ghost in the Green Room • SARAH CROWDEN

J. B. Priestley, Jenny Villiers

The Threads of Memory • MAGGIE FERGUSSON

P. D. James, Time to Be in Earnest

Glorious Gossip • ROGER HUDSON

The Creevey Papers

Myth and Magic • SOPHIE BREESE

Susan Cooper’s ‘The Dark is Rising’ quintet

Goings-on in the Garden of Eden • WILLIAM PALMER

P. G. Wodehouse, Uncle Fred in the Springtime

He Had His Little Lists • OLIVER PRITCHETT

Peter Mark Roget’s Thesaurus

 

About Slightly Foxed

Eclectic, elegant and entertaining, Slightly Foxed is the literary magazine for nonconformists, for people who don’t want to read only what the big publishers are hyping and the newspapers are reviewing. There are thousands of good books in print that are never mentioned in the literary pages, but most people have no way of knowing what they are or which ones may appeal to them. Slightly Foxed fills this gap, introducing, or reintroducing, its readers to all those wonderful books that languish on publishers’ backlists but have too often disappeared from bookshops.

Its contributors are established writers, journalists and people from other fields who share their passion for particular books and authors. Since it is entirely independent, Slightly Foxed is free to follow its own bent, to promote unfashionable enthusiasms, to celebrate the offbeat and the unusual. Contributors are encouraged to discuss their chosen books with passion and wit, to air arcane knowledge, to delight in eccentricity and to share the joys of exploring the extraordinary, the little-known and the downright peculiar.

So whether you’re in search of stimulation, consolation or diversion, a treat for yourself or a present for a friend or relative, you might do worse than take out a subscription to Slightly Foxed. If you do, you’ll be in excellent company.

 

‘Absolutely beautifully produced’ BBC Radio 4, Today

‘Read one issue back to back and you could cross every conceivable reader off your Christmas present list’ Paris Review

‘A heartfelt celebration of writing that has stood the test of time’ Telegraph

‘I never read an issue without making several terrific discoveries’ Gretchen Rubin, Forbes Magazine

From readers

  1. Somewhere, sometime, in the not-so-distant past, someone mentioned something about Slightly Foxed, and whatever it was that that someone said intrigued me, so I looked it up – and subscribed almost immediately. A quarterly literary magazine, Slightly Foxed reviews books that I actually want to read – not pretentious novels that only the literary elite can understand, but warm and comfortable books that have withstood the years to remain well-loved and engaging. As SF itself says, it “introduces its readers to books that are no longer new and fashionable but have lasting appeal.”

    Because I enjoyed reading my first issue so much, and because it added multiple books to my TBR, I thought that I would take a post to review the reviews as it were . . .

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