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Here with a loaf of bread beneath the bough, A flask of wine, a book of verse...
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, trans Edward Fitzgerald, 1859
Give me books, fruit, French wine and fine weather, and a little music out of doors
John Keats, letter to Fanny Keats, Aug, 1819
Books are not absolutely dead
John Milton, Areopagitica, 1644
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested...
Francis Bacon, 1561-1626

Next meeting: Talk – Friday May 5th   7pm for 7.30pm  Slightly Foxed

Steph Allen writes “Slightly Foxed, as its name implies, is a magazine for booklovers who don’t feel entirely at home in the here-today-and-gone-tomorrow world of overnight publishing sensations and over-hyped new books. They’re interested in reading for its own sake rather than in keeping up with the literary Joneses. Slightly Foxed offers a calming alternative, opening the door to a world of interesting and often forgotten books they’re unlikely to read about anywhere else. Informal, companionable and elegantly produced, it draws its contributors from many different walks of life – some well-known in the literary world, some not – but what they all have in common is the ability to write personally and entertainingly about books they love and return to. Subscribing to SF is like spending time with a well-read friend – an unpretentious one with a sense of humour. A subscription to the magazine brings with it a membership card offering various benefits such as reduced membership fees for a number of literary clubs and organizations and reductions on all things Slightly Foxed including their series of beautifully produced pocket hardbacks.”

New members welcome!