Slightly Foxed Issue 6
  • Pages: 96
  • Format: 210 x 148mm
  • Illustrations: B/W
  • Publication date: June 2005
  • Producer: Smith Settle
  • Cover artist: Ben McLaughlin
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Slightly Foxed Issue 6

Taking the Plunge


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In this issue

Dervla Murphy recalls an Anglo-Irish way of life • Clare Morrall takes off with Biggles • Derek Parker experiences verse and worse • Barnaby Rogerson travels hopefully • Colin Martin casts a fly • Malcolm Gluck becomes mittel -EuropeanPeter Oborne hits a six • Sarah Anderson dives in at the deep end • Michele Hanson celebrates the parasite • John Keay meets a very big fish . . .

Taking the Plunge • SARAH ANDERSON

Roger Deakin, Waterlog

After the Death of the Masters • BARNABY ROGERSON

On travel writing

A Modest Superhero • CLARE MORRALL

Captain W. E. Johns, the Biggles books

Feudal Afterglow • DERVLA MURPHY

David Thomson, Woodbrook

Hoodwinkery and Legerdemain • MALCOLM GLUCK

On the works of Stefan Zweig

A Positive View of Parasites • MICHELE HANSON

William H. McNeill, Plagues and Peoples; Ian & Jennifer Glynn, The Life and Death of Smallpox

On the Loose • MARY FLANAGAN

James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room

Marxism and Cricket • PETER OBORNE

C. L. R. James, Beyond a Boundary

Casting a Spell • COLIN MARTIN

Gaylord Schanilec, Mayflies of the Driftless Region

Going West • ANNE SEBBA

Wallace Stegner, Angle of Repose

When Ethel Met Sidney • FRANCES WOOD

Ethel Lillian Voynich, The Gadfly

On Matters Mekong • JOHN KEAY

Alan Davidson, Fish and Fish Dishes of Laos

The Pick of the Pocket Editions • JOHN SAUMAREZ SMITH

On World’s Classics


On the novels of Theodor Storm

No Whingeing! • C. J. DRIVER

Mary Bruce Grant, A Little Bush Maid

The Book Hound

Slightly Foxed’s Book Hound has run to earth a selection of interesting new fiction which may well get lost behind the piles of bestsellers

The Editor Regrets • DEREK PARKER

On the Poetry Review

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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