Slightly Foxed Issue 61 (1 March 2019)
  • Pages: 96
  • Format: 210 x 148mm
  • Illustrations: B/W Illustrations
  • Publication date: 1 March 2019
  • Producer: Printed and bound by Smith Settle, Yeadon, West Yorkshire
  • Cover artist: Faith Chevannes
  • ISSN: 1742-5794
  • ISBN: 978-1-910898-25-3
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Slightly Foxed Issue 61 (1 March 2019)

The Paris Effect

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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: Laura Freeman perks up in Paris • Adam Sisman joins the hunt for Hitler • Ann Kennedy Smith takes some linguistic instruction from the BBC • Michael Holroyd tracks down the real Frank Harris • Rowena Macdonald meets some Commons people • Roger Hudson enjoys the view from Dove Cottage • Helen MacEwan shares Charlotte Brontë’s search for love • Derek Parker recalls sparky times at the Poetry Review Posy Fallowfield takes to the lifeboats • Sam Leith catches up with an early crush, and much more besides . . .

The Paris Effect • LAURA FREEMAN

Nancy Mitford’s Parisian novels

A Leap into the Light • DEREK JOHNS

Jan Morris, Conundrum

Commons People • Rowena MACDONALD

Philip Hensher, Kitchen Venom

A Perfect Electrometer • ROGER HUDSON

The Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth

In the Eye of the Storm • POSY FALLOWFIELD

Richard Hughes, In Hazard

Springtime Reflections • CHRIS SAUNDERS

Edward Thomas, In Pursuit of Spring

An Unusual Lexicographer • ANN KENNEDY SMITH

Robert Burchfield, The Spoken Word

Just Staying • JONATHAN LAW

The writings of Alistair MacLeod

The Hunt for Hitler • ADAM SISMAN

Hugh Trevor-Roper, The Last Days of Hitler

Man of Many Lives • MICHAEL HOLROYD

Hugh Kingsmill, Frank Harris

On the Wings of History • KARIN ALENBURG

Sigrid Undset’s Kristin Lavransdatter trilogy

Murder Most English • JANET WALKINSHAW

The Flaxborough novels of Colin Watson

Love and Loss in Brussels • HELEN MACEWAN

Charlotte Brontë, Villette

Oh Nancy, Nancy! • SAM LEITH

The Nancy Drew mysteries

Striking Sparks • DEREK PARKER

Editing the Poetry Review

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