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.
Richard Mabey finds a cellmate • Anne Boston falls for Carrington • Anthony Gardner salutes a remarkable soldier • Jane Ridley curtseys to a queen • David Gilmour visits a francophile’s England • Daisy Hay meets a Mitford • Patrick Welland raises a glass to Flann O’Brien • Galen O’Hanlon paddles with ducks . . .