‘If you’ve yet to have the pleasure of a Slightly Foxed book, you can start pretty much anywhere. ’

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‘It is entirely appropriate, as a book fox, that I am also something of a fanboy for Slightly Foxed Editions. Every now and then I read their literary quarterly with wonderful esoteric and interesting articles, but it is their books which have my heart. Being slow on the uptake, I didn’t realise until I was three or four books in that they were all memoirs, autobiographies, and biographies – but since those are all genres I adore, I was sold all the more.

Most of the editions are exquisite little hardbacks, complete with their own ribbon and sold in limited print runs, but their most popular titles reappear as paperbacks, and it is as a paperback that I read Mr Tibbits’s Catholic School by Ysenda Maxtone Graham (who also features in the Slightly Foxed list as the author of a biography about Jan Struther, of Mrs Miniver fame) . . .’

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