Slightly Foxed is different – lively, unstuffy, more like a bookish friend than a magazine. Each quarter it offers 96 pages of lively personal recommendations for books of lasting interest – books that have stood the test of time and have left their mark on the people who write about them. It’s an eclectic mix, covering all the main categories of fiction and non-fiction, and our contributors are an eclectic bunch too. As well as pieces by such familiar names as Richard Mabey, Penelope Lively, Michael Holroyd, Shena Mackay and Robert Macfarlane, we feature contributions from writers you’ve probably never heard of, whose lives are lived outside the literary world, but who write equally thoughtfully and entertainingly.
We’ve been going for over ten years now, and readers frequently tell us we’ve filled a gap in their lives, widening their horizons by introducing them to authors they’ve not previously come across, or reintroducing them to old favourites, sometimes from as far back as childhood. Coming up, there’ll be pieces on authors as diverse as J. B. Priestley, Jean Rhys, Christopher Isherwood, Evelyn Waugh, Dorothy L. Sayers and John Updike, as well as forgotten names you’re unlikely to have come across and which no longer appear on publishers’ lists.