In the latest episode of the Slightly Foxed podcast, the Editors are joined at the table by eminent biographer Adam Sisman to discuss the delicate business of delving into the lives of others – warts and all or, sometimes, all warts no all, and the actor Nigel Anthony lends his voice to Edward Lear’s surreal verbal contortions, unearthing the deep sorrow that hid beneath the nonsense.
The independent-minded book review magazine that combines good looks, good writing and a personal approach. Slightly Foxed introduces its readers to books that are no longer new and fashionable but have lasting appeal. Good-humoured, unpretentious and a bit eccentric, it’s more like a well-read friend than a literary magazine.
For a specially recorded reading of an essay from Slightly Foxed magazine about Edward Lear’s biography by Vivien Noakes, Edward Lear: The Life of a Wanderer listen here (If you want to skip forward to the essay on Lear (read by Nigel Anthony) you’ll find it at 19:24 minutes in: https://foxedquarterly.com/well-written-lives-episode-6-slightly-foxed-podcast/
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