Slightly Foxed Issue 58
  • Pages: 96
  • Format: 210 x 148mm
  • Illustrations: B/W Illustrations
  • Publication date: June 2018
  • Producer: Printed and bound by Smith Settle, Yeadon, West Yorkshire
  • Cover artist: Debbie George
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Slightly Foxed Issue 58

A Snatch of Morning

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‘Opening Slightly Foxed triggered one of those moments when you have to ask yourself, “How it is possible that I did not know this existed until now?”. . . it will likely give you a lot of ideas of things you’d like to read someday, but it’s also enjoyable to just read someone’s description and stories about a book they love.’ Books, The Universe & Everything

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: Helen MacEwan is touched by the life of William Cowper • Christopher Rush finds much to be gained from Paradise Lost Maggie Fergusson talks travel with Colin Thubron • Andy Merrills has a brush with some beards • Ann Kennedy Smith meets E. M. Forster’s great-aunt • Ariane Bankes explores Trieste with Jan Morris • Robin Blake recommends some spiritual reading • Sarah Perry gets to the roots of Englishness • Patrick Welland witnesses power struggles in Ancient Rome • Julie Welch joins the Pony Club and much more besides . . .

A Snatch of Morning • HELEN MACEWAN

David Cecil, The Stricken Deer

Sprouts and Parsnip Wine • SARAH PERRY

John Moore, The Blue Field

The Price of Power • PATRICK WELLAND

John Williams, Augustus

Travelling Fearlessly • MAGGIE FERGUSSON

The travel writing of Colin Thubron

An Epic Achievement • CHRISTOPHER RUSH

John Milton, Paradise Lost

Pony-mad • JULIE WELCH

Ruby Ferguson’s ‘Jill’ books

Hands across the Tea-shop Table • SUE GEE

Elizabeth Taylor, A Game of Hide and Seek


Marcel Proust, Remembrance of Things Past

Streams of Consciousness • RICHARD PLATT

Henry Thoreau, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

Prayers before Plenty • ANN KENNEDY SMITH

E. M. Forster, Marianne Thornton, 1707–1887

Spiritual Reading • ROBIN BLAKE

H. F. M. Prescott, The Man on a Donkey

Holding a Mirror • JOHN CONYNGHAM

William Plomer, Turbott Wolfe

Man on the Run • DEREK COLLETT

John Mair, Never Come Back

Melancholy but Marvellous • ARIANE BANKES

Jan Morris, Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere

Hair Today and Gone Tomorrow • ANDY MERRILLS

Reginald Reynolds, Beards: An Omnium Gatherum

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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  1. J. Buhr, London says:

    The forget me not cover art is one the prettiest ever. Thank you for brightening the day quarterly.

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