Slightly Foxed Issue 55, Autumn 2017
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Slightly Foxed Issue 55

  • Pages: 96
  • Format: 210 x 148mm
  • Illustrations: B/W Illustrations
  • Publication date: September 2017
  • Producer: Printed and bound by Smith Settle, Yeadon, West Yorkshire
  • Cover artist: Jemma Lewis, Hand-marbled paper, ‘Bloomsbury Blue & Orange Botanical’
  • ISBN: 978-1-910898-07-9
  • ISSN: 1742-5794
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Slightly Foxed Issue 55

‘Billiards, Tobacco and Wine’
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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

Anthony Longden enjoys the work of an irreverent Reverend • Ursula Buchan joins Richard Hillary at Fighter Command • Kate Tyte encounters a troublesome priest • David Gilmour follows Kipling to Simla • Jane Feaver remembers life at Faber & Faber • William Palmer examines Zeno’s conscience • Helena Drysdale goes upstream with The Little Grey MenPatrick Welland meets an aristocratic cross-dresser • Sue Gee learns the language of exile . . .


Contents & Bibliography

Billiards, Tobacco and Wine • ANTHONY LONGDEN

Cuthbert Bede, The Adventures of Mr Verdant Green

A Confrontation with Evil • URSULA BUCHAN

Richard Hillary, The Last Enemy

Seeing Differently • ADAM FOULDS

The Collected Poems of Geoffrey Hill

In Search of Home • SUE GEE

Eva Hoffman, Lost in Translation

Beside the Folly Brook • HELENA DRYSDALE

BB, The Little Grey Men & Down the Bright Stream

Labourers in Fetters • ROGER JONES

George Gissing, New Grub Street

Scandalous Tales from the Hills • DAVID GILMOUR

The Indian stories and poems of Rudyard Kipling

Her Own Mistress • VICTORIA NEUMARK

Margaret Irwin’s Tudor novels

Ridiculously Rich • PATRICK WELLAND

Felix Youssoupoff, Lost Splendour

Trouble at the Convent • KATE TYTE

Aldous Huxley, The Devils of Loudun

Not So Cosy After All? • ANDY MERRILLS

Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce novels

Life on the Fringe • JEREMY LEWIS

George Moore, Esther Waters

May Roses in Winter • WILLIAM PALMER

Italo Svevo, Zeno’s Conscience

The Big-hearted Little Duke • LINDA KELLY

Charlotte M. Yonge, The Little Duke

Getting to Know the Colonel • PAUL CHEESERIGHT

André Maurois, The Silence of Colonel Bramble

Through the Looking Glass • JANE FEAVER

Life at Faber and Faber


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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