Episode 5,   Mar 15, 2019, 10:00 AM

Gail, Hazel, Anna and Donna Coonan of Virago Modern Classics gather round the table to talk about giving new life to forgotten voices, and Helen Bourne heads for the Pyramids with a young Priscilla Napier.

The digits in brackets following each listing refer to the minute and second they are mentioned. (Episode duration: 33 minutes; 31 seconds)

Books Mentioned

Slightly Foxed Issue 61 (2:02)

• Priscilla Napier, A Late Beginner (4:41)

• L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables (12:00)

Noel Streatfeild’s Christmas Stories (12:47)

• The Slightly Foxed Edition Gail refers to is Sword of Bone, Anthony Rhodes’s memoir of his experiences of WWII and being evacuated from Dunkirk (15:28)

• Marjorie Hillis, Live Alone and Like It, is available through Little, Brown Book Group (16:00)(16:00)

• Winifred Watson, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, is available from Persephone Books (18:40)

• Eric Newby, Love and War in the Apennines (23:26)

• Mary Hocking’s trilogy of titles, Good Daughters, Indifferent Heroes and Welcome Strangers, are out of print, but we may be able to get hold of second-hand copies. Please get in touch for details (29:03)

• Graham Swift, Mothering Sunday (29:37)

• Sigrid Nunez, The Friend (30:06)

• Amor Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow (30:48)

Related Slightly Foxed Articles & Illustrations

Rowena Macdonald’s article on Philip Hensher’s Kitchen Venom was published in Slightly Foxed Issue 61 (2:18)

Extract from Priscilla Napier’s memoir, A Late Beginner, read by Helen Bourne (23:54)

Penelope Lively’s preface to A Late Beginner was also published as an article in Slightly Foxed Issue 21

Other Links

• The second-hand bookshop in Canada is called Reasons to Live Books & Records. A full list of Slightly Foxed stockists can be found on our website: Stockists (0:40)

The Slightly Foxed Subscribers’ Competition 2019 (3:20)

• The Slightly Foxed Spring 2019 Readers’ Catalogue is available to view and download (3:46)

The Faber Stories series was launched as part of Faber’s 90th anniversary publishing programme (3:52)

Virago Modern Classics (6:31)

Virago Children’s Classics (11:35)

Persephone Books (18:27)

• For subscriptions to Slightly Foxed magazine, and all our available publications, visit (33:05)

Music & Sound Effects

Reading: introductory music Elgar’s Salut D’Amour by James Langevin. Incidental music and sound effects courtesy of [www.freeso...