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.
Penelope Lively returns to Alamein, John Walsh meets the enemies of promise, Isabel Colegate brings her imagination to history, Christopher Rush shows true grit, Morag MacInnes recites with George Mackay Brown and Dylan Thomas, Paul Brassley seeks refuge in farming, and Amanda Theunissen is fascinated by the 23rd title in our Slightly Foxed Editions, Christabel Bielenberg’s memoir The Past Is Myself . . .