Subjects of articles published in Slightly Foxed: The Real Reader’s Quarterly 

Each quarter Slightly Foxed offers lively personal recommendations for books of lasting interest – books, including fiction, non-fiction and poetry, that have stood the test of time and have left their mark on the people who write about them. It’s an eclectic and wide-ranging mix, introducing readers to some of the thousands of good books that may have long ago disappeared from the review pages and often from bookshop shelves.

Coming attractions . . . 

Piers Plowright faces some burning issues • Julie Welch loses herself in the Fens • Miranda Seymour is spellbound by the twilight hour • Adam Foulds meets a poet in Nabokov’s The GiftOlivia Potts spends a fruitful summer with Jane Grigson • Linda Leatherbarrow remembers Penelope Fitzgerald at the Highgate Library • Christopher Rush goes down to the farm with Orwell • Ysenda Maxtone Graham casts light on some not-so-light verse • Anthony Wells enjoys a foreign correspondent’s spectacular scoops  Justin Marozzi crosses the Sahara with Rosita Forbes • Simon Winder and H. G. Wells travel a long way from Surrey • Alison Light joins the post-war Communist Party • Brandon Robshaw reads Robert Louis Stevenson’s last unfinished work

This page is a work in progress. Please see the index for a full list of subjects.