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 . . . 

Helen MacEwan searches for love with Charlotte Brontë • 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 GiftPosy Fallowfield puts to sea with Richard Hughes • Sam Leith investigates the Nancy Drew mysteries • Linda Leatherbarrow remembers Penelope Fitzgerald at the Highgate Library • Ysenda Maxtone Graham casts light on some not-so-light verse • Anthony Wells enjoys a foreign correspondent’s spectacular scoops • Victoria Neumark finds consolation in Elizabeth Goudge  Justin Marozzi learns the Secret of the Sahara • Adam Sisman returns to The Last Days of Hitler • Roger Hudson delights in the view from Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage • Alison Light joins the post-war Communist Party • Brandon Robshaw reads Robert Louis Stevenson’s last unfinished work

September 2018. This page is a work in progress. Please see the index for a full list of subjects.