Slightly Foxed Issue 12
Slightly Foxed Issue 12, John Caple, ‘Old Jack Frost the Almanac Seller’
  • Pages: 96
  • Format: 210 x 148mm
  • Illustrations: B/W
  • Publication date: Dec 2006
  • Producer: Smith Settle
  • Cover artist: John Caple
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Slightly Foxed Issue 12

The Irresistible Heptaplasiesoptron


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In this issue

David Gilmour recalls the Pax BritannicaBarnaby Rogerson haunts Gormenghast . . . and Sebastian Peake describes growing up with a genius • Kate Berridge delights in the Heptaplasiesoptron • Ariane Bankes goes to the wars • P. D. James meets a tragedy at law • Derek Robinson discovers the pitfalls of plagiarism • Travis Elborough says goodbye to Hollywood • William Palmer witnesses Soames’s second coming • John Saumarez Smith remembers a real reader . . .

The Irresistible Heptaplasiesoptron • KATE BERRIDGE

Ricky Jay, Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women; Extraordinary Exhibitions

The Judge’s Progress • P.D. JAMES

Cyril Hare, Tragedy at Law

Possessed by Peake • BARNABY ROGERSON

Mervyn Peake, Titus Groan; Gormenghast; Titus Alone

The Call of Sark • SEBASTIAN PEAKE

Mervyn Peake, Mr Pye

Mortality and Uncle Mort • MARCUS BERKMANN

Peter Tinniswood, A Touch of Daniel

Dominion over Palm and Pine • DAVID GILMOUR

On the imperial trilogy of Jan Morris

French without Tears • KAREN ROBINSON

Sébastien Japrisot’s The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun

Beyond the Wardrobe • SARAH CROWDEN

On the works of C. S. Lewis


Christopher Morley, Parnassus on Wheels

Goodbye to Hollywood • TRAVIS ELBOROUG

On the novels of Gavin Lambert

Brothers in the Abruzzi • ARIANE BANKES

John Verney, Going to the Wars; A Dinner of Herbs

Memory and Lost Time • ANNE BOSTON

Giorgio Bassani, The Garden of the Finzi-Continis

Oddballs in New York • LUCY LETHBRIDGE

Joseph Mitchell, Up in the Old Hotel

The School Magazine and Me • SOPHIE MASSON

On The School Magazine

Soames’s Second Coming • WILLIAM PALMER

Max Beerbohm, Seven Men and Two Others

Occupational Hazard • DEREK ROBINSON

On plagiarism

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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