Slightly Foxed i — December 2013, #40

Slightly Foxed

Slightly Foxed is a rather different kind of book review – more like bookish friend, really, than a literary periodical. Companionable and unstuffy, each quarter it offers 96 pages of personal recommendations for books of lasting interest, old and new – the kind of good reads you knew you were looking for but somehow haven’t been able to find. It’s an eclectic mix, covering all the main categories of fiction and non-fiction, and our contributors are an eclectic bunch too. Some of them are names you’ll have heard of, some not, but they all write thoughtfully, elegantly and entertainingly.

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Robin Blake on the Just William books, Daisy Hay on how she fell for Jane Eyre, Derek Parker on a supreme diarist, Melissa Harrison on Ronald Blythe’s view from Wormingford, Grant McIntyre on the work of Patrick O’Brian, Ysenda Maxtone Graham on reading aloud and Posy Simmonds, pen in hand, at our bookshop. There’s an introduction, too, to the latest of our Slightly Foxed Editions, the artist Gwen Raverat’s wonderfully funny and touching memoir of her childhood in Victorian Cambridge, Period Piece . . .

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