Publisher: Slightly Foxed

The Shepard Touch: Drawn from Life

Posted December 23, 2018 by Lory in reviews / 15 Comments
The Shepard Touch: Drawn from Life

E.H. Shepard, Drawn from Life (1961) Ernest Shepard, best known today as the illustrator of Winnie-the-Pooh and its companions, wrote two memoirs that have just been added to the lovely series of Slightly Foxed Editions. These small, colorful hardcovers, bound in the UK, are typeset in a clean, nicely balanced format that is a pleasure […]

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Escape into Summer: My Family and Other Animals

Posted January 15, 2016 by Lory in reviews / 7 Comments
Escape into Summer: My Family and Other Animals

Gerald Durrell, My Family and Other Animals (1956) If cold and darkness are getting you down, I have a prescription for you: Gerald Durrell’s My Family and Other Animals, an excellent antidote for the winter doldrums. The third of the delightful Slightly Foxed Editions that I’ve been pleased to review recently, it’s an artfully crafted, […]

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Love Letters: 84 Charing Cross Road

Posted December 18, 2015 by Lory in reviews / 17 Comments
Love Letters: 84 Charing Cross Road

Helene Hanff, 84, Charing Cross Road (1970) I don’t remember when I first read 84, Charing Cross Road, but I think I must have been between ten and twelve. I vividly remember the cover of my parents’ paperback edition, with its red British pillar box and squat American mailbox spewing postmarks at each other on […]

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Pictures in the Mind: Country Boy

Posted November 25, 2015 by Lory in reviews / 17 Comments
Pictures in the Mind: Country Boy

Richard Hillyer, Country Boy (1966) With their small size and brightly colored cloth covers, Slightly Foxed Editions resemble jewels in book form, a literary treasure chest. And here is treasure indeed. Each book contains a memoir of a singular individual, revealing many facets of human nature in all its richness and complexity. Most are reprints, […]

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Celebrating Slightly Foxed

Posted August 16, 2015 by Lory in reviews / 10 Comments
Celebrating Slightly Foxed

What makes Slightly Foxed: The Real Reader’s Quarterly so great? As I perused the latest issue, I realized that in many ways it’s exactly what I wish my blog to be, and what I appreciate about other blogs. Each issue contains around a dozen and a half essays in which readers of many stripes celebrate […]

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