Slightly Foxed Issue 63 (Published 1 September 2019)
  • Pages: 96
  • Format: 210 x 148mm
  • Illustrations: B/W Throughout
  • Publication date: 1 September 2019
  • Producer: Printed and bound by Smith Settle, Yeadon, West Yorkshire
  • Cover Artist: Louise O’Hara, ‘Wandering by the Light of the Moon’, mixed media
  • ISSN: 1742-5794
  • ISBN: 978-1-910898-29-1
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Slightly Foxed Issue 63 (Published 1 September 2019)

‘Adrift on the Tides of War’
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Description

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.

In this issue

Patrick Welland joins the British Council • Jacqueline Wilson puts on her ballet shoes • Michael Barber looks back with gratitude • Miranda Seymour relishes the twilight hour • Christopher Rush agrees ’tis better to have loved and lost • Sue Gee enjoys life without handlebars • Anthony Longden suffers with Lord Alanbrooke • Linda Leatherbarrow remembers Penelope Fitzgerald • Sue Gaisford hears the sound of chariots • Tim Mackintosh-Smith puts a tyger in his tank • Ysenda Maxtone Graham finds time for rhyme, and much more besides.

Contents & Bibliography

Adrift on the Tides of War • PATRICK WELLAND
Olivia Manning’s Balkan trilogy

Hands off the Handlebars • SUE GEE
Roald Dahl, Boy

One of the Regulars • LINDA LEATHERBARROW
Penelope Fitzgerald, The Means of Escape

’Tis Better to Have Loved and Lost? • CHRISTOPHER RUSH
Alfred, Lord Tennyson, In Memoriam

The Sound of Chariots • SUE GAISFORD
The Roman Britain novels of Rosemary Sutcliff

Porridge and the Shorter Catechism • MORAG McCINNES
F. M. McNeill, The Scots Kitchen

Challenging the Old Gang • MICHAEL BARBER
Noel Annan, Our Age

Hauntings • MICHÈLE ROBERTS
Dorothy L. Sayers, Gaudy Night

Hitting the Nail on the Head • YSENDA MAXTONE GRAHAM
The poetry of Jan Struther

The Twilight Hour • MIRANDA SEYMOUR
Peter Davidson, The Last of the Light

At War with Churchill • ANTHONY LONGDEN
Field Marshal Lord Alanbrooke, War Diaries

Lost in the Fens • JULIE WELCH
The detective stories of Edmund Crispin

Winning on Points • JACQUELINE WILSON
Noel Streatfeild, Ballet Shoes

Word Magic • TIM MACKINTOSH-SMITH
Becoming a writer



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