Winter is fast approaching here at Slightly Foxed. The streets of Hoxton Square are awash with leaves and the SF office is awash with brown paper and our new Foxed ribbon ready for Christmas gift orders. Anna, Faith, Jennie and Olivia are bracing up in anticipation of next week’s visit from Smith Settle with box upon box of the new Winter issue of Slightly Foxed and the forthcoming Slightly Foxed Edition: No. 28, perennial favourite My Family & Other Animals by Gerald Durrell. We’ll be celebrating these new offerings at our bookshop on Tuesday 2 December at our annual Christmas drinks, and we hope that many of you will be able to join us. Do read on for more details of this, and other upcoming gatherings.
But before we dive headfirst into winter, let us join the cast of our autumn edition, Marrying Out: Harold Carlton (lightly disguised as Howard Conway) and his larger-than-life family. Amanda Craig writing in the Jewish Chronicle described it as ‘beautifully observed, poignant, affectionate and thoughtful, this sublime comedy is to urban families what Stella Gibbons’s classic Cold Comfort Farm is to those living in the country.’ We couldn’t put it better ourselves.