• Pages: 96
  • Format: 210 x 148mm
  • Illustrations: B/W Illustrations
  • Publication date: Dec 2018
  • Producer: Printed and bound by Smith Settle, Yeadon, West Yorkshire
  • Cover artist: Chris Wormell, ‘The Fox’, wood engraving
  • ISSN: 1742-5794
  • ISBN:
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Slightly Foxed Issue 60 (1 Dec 2018)

A Dickens of a Riot
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‘A vibrant and stimulating literary diamond’ Dovegrey Reader

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: Daisy Hay runs riot with Dickens • Alan Bradley stands up for purple prose • Hazel Wood meets an uncommon reader • Frances Donnelly finds a gap in the alphabet • Justin Marozzi is charmed by a modest mountaineer • Anne Boston gets the shivers in Cold War Siberia • Nigel Andrew wonders what happened to Elizabeth Jenkins • Sue Gaisford is seduced by a wicked Earl • Laurence Scott gets out his guitar • Sue Gee meets the man who drew Pooh • Richard Platt is gripped by the story of a lost will •  Victoria Neumark goes in search of unicorns • Alastair Glegg says a belated thank you, and much more besides . . .


A Dickens of a Riot • DAISY HAY

Charles Dickens, Barnaby Rudge

Between the Lines • SUE GEE

E. H. Shepard, Drawn from Memory & Drawn from Life

From Bloomsbury . . . • ALAN BRADLEY

Virginia Woolf, The Common Reader

. . . to Buckingham Palace • HAZEL WOOD

Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader

Rock, Root and Bird • JUSTIN MAROZZI

Nan Shepherd, The Living Mountain

Keeping Ahead of the Game • CHRISTOPHER RUSH

Anon., Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Russian Roulette • ANNE BOSTON

Lionel Davidson, Kolymsky Heights

Incorrigible and Irresistible • SUE GAISFORD

The letters of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester

A Modern Pied Piper • MAGGIE FERGUSSON

An interview with Michael Morpurgo

Histories of the Soul • CHRISTIAN TYLER

The works of Svetlana Alexievich

Whatever Happened to Elizabeth Jenkins? • NIGEL ANDREW

The novels of Elizabeth Jenkins

In Search of Unicorns • VICTORIA NEUMARK

Elizabeth Goudge, The Little White Horse & Linnets and Valerians

Grave Expectations • RICHARD PLATT

Charles Palliser, The Quincunx

Kinsey Makes a Difference • FRANCES DONNELLY

Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone Alphabet novels

The Next Bob Dylan • Laurence Scott

Bert Weedon, Play in a Day

Unsung Heroes • ALASTAIR GLEGG

Learning to read at prep school

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 . . . 

‘It ranks as one of the more unusual publications I have ever come across and manages to be both literary and easily readable. I consider myself fairly well-read but Slightly Foxed never fails to dazzle me upon its arrival. ’ Bookslut

‘Slightly Foxed’s best offering is its quarterly, in which a dozen or so elegant essays make a case for various amusing but neglected books. A subscription would make an inspired gift for a hungry reader.’ Telegraph

‘A highly diverting antitode to the gloom of winter’ The Tablet

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