Slightly Foxed Issue 11
  • Pages: 96
  • Format: 210 x 148mm
  • Illustrations: B/W
  • Publication date: Sept 2006
  • Producer: Smith Settle
  • Cover artist: John Holder, with apologies to Gainsborough
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Slightly Foxed Issue 11

A Private, Circumspect People


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In this issue

Maggie Fergusson revisits Akenfield • Frances Donnelly meets an excellent woman • Jeremy Lewis goes to prep school • Virginia Ironside falls for a hopelessly addicted writer • Amanda Theunissen writes in praise of Modesty • Roger Hudson encounters a notorious baggage • Frances Wood goes dotty over the Dewey system • George Ramsden remembers Alan Clark • Justin Marozzi meets Leo the African . . .

A Private, Circumspect People • MAGGIE FERGUSSON

Ronald Blythe, Akenfield

Sheds and Watersheds • MIKE PETTY

Albert Camus, The Outsider

Ibn Battutah Meets Forrest Gump • JUSTIN MAROZZI

Amin Maalouf, Leo the African

A Notorious Baggage • ROGER HUDSON

On The Chamberlain Letters


On the works of Peter O’Donnell

The Unobtrusive Gardener • URSULA BUCHAN

Geoffrey Dutton, Some Branch Against the Sky: The Practice and Principles of Marginal Gardening

The Road to Room 101 • GORDON BOWKER

George Orwell, Keep the Aspidistra Flying

Collecting Edith • GEORGE RAMSDEN

On purchasing Wharton’s library

Anna and the Bazooka • VIRGINIA IRONSIDE

On the works of Anna Kavan


Barbara Pym, Jane and Prudence; Excellent Women

The Quiet Sicilian • JOHN DE FALBE

Giuseppe di Lampedusa, The Leopard

Under the Mulberry Tree • JUSTINE HARDY

Hiner Saleem, My Father’s Rifle: A Childhood in Kurdistan

In a Class of His Own • JEREMY LEWIS

H. F. Ellis, The Papers of A. J. Wentworth BA

By the Light of the Ptarmigan • LUCY LETHBRIDGE

Sabine Baring-Gould, Iceland, Its Scenes and Sagas

Prussian Blues • JOHN JOLLIFFE

Theodor Fontane, Before the Storm

Shock Waves • JULIA KEAY

Anne Fadiman, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down


On the novels of Kenneth Roberts

Driven Dotty by Dewey • FRANCES WOOD

On the Dewey Decimal Classification System

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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