Slightly Foxed Issue 57
Slightly Foxed Literary Magazine Issue 57
  • Format: 210 x 148mm
  • Illustrations: B/W Illustrations
  • Publication date: March 2018
  • Producer: Printed and bound by Smith Settle, Yeadon, West Yorkshire
  • Cover artist: Luke Martineau, Westminster, Afternoon Light (detail)
  • ISBN: 978-1-910898-15-4
  • ISSN: 1742-5794
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Slightly Foxed Issue 57


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Slightly Foxed offers a chance to discover about eighty books a year that most of us have never heard of but all of us will wonder about. Strike a blow for good reading everywhere and order a sample issue. It’s all about books, really good books . . . I couldn’t be happier to have found this magazine’ Bookslut

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: Jane Ridley meets the Queen • Derek Parker socializes with Eddie Marsh • Amanda Theunissen joins the quest for Kim • Richard Holloway finds redemption in art • Penelope Lively hears voices from the past • Anthony Wells continues his search for lost time • Laura Freeman discovers the tragedy behind the work of A. A. Milne • Michael Leapman sticks up (and sits down) for George Bernard Shaw • Ariane Bankes snaps up something wholesale, and much more besides . . .


A Crowning Achievement • JANE RIDLEY

Ben Pimlott, The Queen: Elizabeth II and the Monarchy

Misadventures in the Rag Trade • ARIANE BANKES

Eric Newby, Something Wholesale

Dying for a Dream • ROMESH GUNESEKERA

José Rizal, Noli Me Tangere


A.A. Milne, It’s Too Late Now

Out of the Celtic Twilight • ANTHONY GARDNER

Lord Dunsany, The Curse of the Wise Woman

Wit and Truth • ROGER HUDSON

The letters of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Small Player in the Great Game • AMANDA THEUNISSEN

Rudyard Kipling, Kim & Peter Hopkirk, Quest for Kim


Ruth Adam, A House in the Country

Making Manifest • RICHARD HOLLOWAY

André Schwarz-Bart, The Last of the Just

Dere Diary . . . • PETER PARKER

A Victorian Schoolboy in London: The Diary of Ernest Baker

A Tasmanian Tragedy • PENELOPE LIVELY

Matthew Kneale, English Passengers

High Society, Low Life • ANTHONY WELLS

Marcel Proust, Remembrance of Things Past

Journey to the Interior • KEN HAIGH

Matsuo Basho, The Narrow Road to the Deep North

The Man Who Enjoyed Everything • DEREK PARKER

Edward Marsh, A Number of People

A Boy in a Tattered Coat • ANN WROE

Henry Williamson, The Star-Born


Watching the plays of George Bernard Shaw

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. More . . . 

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