Slightly Foxed

As sales of audiobooks rise, so there are also increasing numbers of literary podcasts to cater for readers interested in listening to book discussions. In the UK, there is a particular dearth of radio programs about books, especially those not recently published, so both Backlisted and the Slightly Foxed podcast are very welcome.

In 1989, the Souvenir Press published a limited edition of Slightly Foxed--but still desirable: Ronald Searle's Wicked World of Book Collecting, a volume that continues to delight book collectors. In it, Searle, a British artist and cartoonist, put his pen to work on the lingo of antiquarian booksellers' catalogues, e.g., "a little thumbed," "cracked but holding," and, as seen in the