The Wild Ginger Man

This exclusive extract from the Spring 2013 issue of Slightly Foxed quarterly is by Dabbler editor Andrew Nixon, and looks at the dark appeal and extraordinary publication history of J.P. Donleavy's cult novel The Ginger Man... ‘This’, said my father, handing me a battered paperback, ‘is the sort of book that ... Read More...

Tarka the Rotter

The lead article in the current issue of the excellent Slightly Foxed quarterly magazine is by none other than our own Jonathan Law, who looks at the work (and alarming Nazi politics) of Tarka the Otter author Henry Williamson. Here is the original piece, and in the next two weeks ... Read More...

The Ascent of Rum Doodle

Our friends at Slightly Foxed (the real readers' quarterly - buy a subscription now!) have once again kindly allowed The Dabbler to dip into its rich archives. In this corker -- originally entitled A Rum Do -- from the Spring 2007 edition (issue 14),author Linda Leatherbarrow looks at W E Bowman's classic ... Read More...

Edith Sitwell and the English Eccentrics

Our friends at Slightly Foxed (the real readers' quarterly - buy a subscription now!) have once again kindly allowed The Dabbler to dip into its rich archives. We have handpicked this gem for you -- originally entitled A Splendid Attitude to Death -- from the Spring 2010 edition, in which ... Read More...

COMPETITION: Win a Christmas Fox

Christmas Foxes are Slightly Foxed’s special seasonal editions. Beautifully-bound and compact, they make an ideal stocking-filler for the book-lover in your family, or a literary alternative to a Christmas card. This year’s edition features a delightful short story by author Linda Leatherbarrow. It costs £6.50 in the UK or £7.50 overseas, and ... Read More...

Mr Smith Goes to Arcadia by Richard Platt

Slightly Foxed (the real readers' quarterly - buy a subsciption now!)  has kindly allowed The Dabbler to dip into its rich archives. We have handpicked this gem for you from the Autumn 09 edition, in which Richard Platt looks at  Dreamthorp by Alexander Smith: the best-loved, least-known book in the English ... Read More...

And the winner is…

Thanks to all of you who entered our Slightly Foxed competition. The Betjeman quote in full is*: Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows. (from Summoned by Bells) We used this random number generator to pick the email from our inbox, the ... Read More...