Greetings, dear readers, from Hoxton Square. Today marks World Book Day here in the UK and in Ireland. World Book Day encourages children to read for pleasure, and develop a love of books and reading. The charity offers every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own. Over the past 26 years, World Book Day has inspired a life-long habit of reading in children in the UK and Ireland – and, indeed, around the world – a truly noble endeavour.
We know many of our readers had their own love of reading sparked in them by a parent, or other such adult of influence, and have in turn passed this on, to children, grandchildren, godchildren, nieces, nephews, friends and relations. We Foxes were all lucky enough to grow up in houses full of books, and were read to and encouraged to read independently from a young age. And look where we are now!
As a small independent publisher, we aren’t quite able to reduce the price of our Slightly Foxed Cubs, charming children’s books by Rosemary Sutcliff, Ronald Welch, and BB, to £1 but for the next two weeks we are offering you the chance to pick up a number of our children’s books at a discounted rate.
Our single Ronald Welch books can be purchased in pairs with a saving of £2 per book and, to celebrate World Book Day, our ‘BB’ books, The Little Grey Men, Down the Bright Stream and Brendon Chase, can be bought for as little as £10 per book, a discount of up to 50%. We hope you will take advantage of this and give the gift of reading to young bookworm in your life, or perhaps one young at heart.
Please forgive our rather long introduction to this email and, if you’ve made it this far, please do read on for more reading inspiration from the Slightly Foxed shelves and staff to take you through the weekend, including a charming piece by Ken Haigh from Slightly Foxed Issue 71 on the merits of reading aloud The Hobbit. We do hope you’ll enjoy it.
With best wishes, as ever, from the SF office staff
Hattie, Jess & Jemima