In this issue
Robert Macfarlane follows the drove roads • Sue Gee admires the darling buds • Anthony Gardner salutes Evelyn Waugh’s Sword of Honour trilogy • Daisy Hay takes to the stage • Juliet Gardiner claps hands with Osbert Sitwell • John Keay dives into Hobson-Jobson • Bruce Hunter visits the Asterisk Club • Ysenda Maxtone Graham culls her bookshelves . . .
Attics with Attitude • ELISABETH RUSSELL TAYLOR
Rachel Khoo, The Little Paris Kitchen
Sherry Wine and Roses • HAZEL WOOD
Denis Constanduros, My Grandfather & Father, Dear Father
Along the Old Ways • ROBERT MACFARLANE
A. R. B. Haldane, The Drove Roads of Scotland
Perfick Wevver • SUE GEE
H. E. Bates, The Darling Buds of May
A Late Victorian Afternoon • MARK JONES
Mollie Panter-Downes, At the Pines
The Tortoise of Total War • ANTHONY GARDNER
Evelyn Waugh, The Sword of Honour trilogy
Castles in the Air • DAISY HAY
Pamela Brown, The Swish of the Curtain
Muddy Boots and a Slouch Hat • CHRISTOPHER ROBBINS
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs
Mother’s Familiar • LAURENCE SCOTT
D. H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover
Comfortable Words • ANTHONY WELLS
The 1662 Book of Common Prayer
Woon, Wordy-Major and Wootz • JOHN KEAY
On the definitions of Hobson-Jobson and Hanklyn-Janklin
Shelf Life • YSENDA MAXTONE GRAHAM
The Asterisk Club • BRUCE HUNTER
On the novels of Pamela Branch
How to Enjoy the Blackout • RUTH A. SYMES
Howard Thomas and Marjorie A. Banks, Brighter Blackout Book
A Glorious Contradiction • JULIET GARDINER
On the works of Osbert Sitwell
Summer Sunrise, Winter Twilight • ANTHONY LONGDEN
On the essays of J. H. B. Peel
Flouting Destiny • ROGER JONES
On why we write
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 . . .
- Banks, Marjorie A. & Thomas, Howard
- Bates, H. E.
- Book of Common Prayer (1662)
- Branch, Pamela
- Brown, Pamela
- Burnell, A. C. & Yule, Henry
- Constanduros, Denis
- Gardiner, Juliet
- Gardner, Anthony
- Gee, Sue
- Graham, Ysenda Maxtone
- Grant, Ulysses S.
- Haldane, A. R. B.
- Hankin, Nigel B.
- Harding, Angela
- Hay, Daisy
- Hunter, Bruce
- Jones, Mark
- Jones, Roger
- Keay, John
- Khoo, Rachel
- Lawrence, D. H.
- Longden, Anthony
- Macfarlane, Robert
- Panter-Downes, Mollie
- Peel, J. H. B.
- Pirkis, Gail & Wood, Hazel
- Robbins, Christopher
- Scott, Laurence
- Sitwell, Osbert
- Symes, Ruth A.
- Taylor, Elisabeth Russell
- Thomas, Howard & Banks, Marjorie A.
- Waugh, Evelyn
- Wells, Anthony
- Wood, Hazel
A Late Victorian Afternoon
They seemed reasonable enough requests. Don’t lie on the bed naked in case passing servants catch an eyeful. Also, in mixed company, could he try to swear only in French? Modest pleas made by...Read more
Attics with Attitude
I am sometimes asked which writers have changed my life. Next time I shall not answer ‘Proust’ but ‘Rachel Khoo’. For five years, since the death of my husband, I had all but given up cooking...Read more
‘You must be cruel to be kind,’ gardeners tell you, about pruning roses. ‘The more you cut them down, the more they love it.’ This might be true of roses but is it true of book collections? I...Read more
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