Slightly Foxed Issue 59
  • Pages: 96
  • Format: 210 x 148mm
  • Illustrations: B/W Illustrations
  • Publication date: September 2018
  • Producer: Printed and bound by Smith Settle, Yeadon, West Yorkshire
  • Cover artist: Luna North
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Slightly Foxed Issue 59

Manhattan Moments

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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: Margaret Drabble travels with Trollope • Kristian Doyle eavesdrops in Manhattan • Sue Gaisford is gripped by the Asquiths’ wartime letters • Ken Haigh takes to the open road with Mr Polly • Kate Tyte goes Gothic • Michael Leapman meets an unexpectedly good-tempered gardener • Hazel Wood enters the Tiger’s cage • Richard Crockatt leaves the Magic Mountain • Helena Drysdale goes back to nature • Martin Sorrell witnesses a plague in Oran • Michael Barber smells murder in Moscow, and much more besides.

Manhattan Moments • KRISTIAN DOYLE

Maeve Brennan, The Long-winded Lady

Tiger the Literary Lion • HAZEL WOOD

Jennie Erdal, Ghosting

A Peak Experience • RICHARD CROCKATT

Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain

Growing up on Edwardian • ANTHONY GARDNER

Osbert Lancaster, All Done from Memory & With an Eye to the Future


BB, Brendon Chase

Trollope’s Ireland • MARGARET DRABBLE

The Irish novels of Anthony Trollope

Mr Polly Walks to Freedom • KEN HAIGH

H. G. Wells, The History of Mr Polly

Cogs in a Fighting Machine • HENRY JEFFREYS

Len Deighton, Bomber

Grinning at the Devil • KATE TYTE

Isak Dinesen, Seven Gothic Tales

Father Figures • MARTIN SORRELL

Albert Camus, The Plague

In a Class of Their Own • PATRICK WELLAND

Graham Greene (ed.), The Old School

Front Lines • SUE GAISFORD

H. H. Asquith, Letters to Venetia Stanley & Raymond Asquith, Life and Letters

Moscow Under Terror • MICHAEL BARBER

A 1937 guidebook to Moscow

Trips to the Past • SOPHIE BREESE

Daphne du Maurier, The House on the Strand

A Well-tempered Gardener • MICHAEL LEAPMAN

The garden writings of Christopher Lloyd

The Missing Librarian • C. J. WRIGHT

Escaping the British Museum’s Department of Printed Books

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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