Date(s) - 12/08/2017
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
As part of our ongoing series of events to mark 50 years since the death of Gloucestershire writer, John Moore, as well as 110 years since his birth in Tewkesbury, we are delighted to welcome publishers Slightly Foxed.
As well as publishing 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, Slightly Foxed also publish a series of beautifully produced little pocket hardback reissues of classic memoirs, all of them absorbing and highly individual. Recent titles include John Moore’s Portrait of Elmbury and Brensham Village and will be followed in 2018 by The Blue Field.
Visit the museum to meet the Slightly Foxed team and discover a world of interesting and often forgotten books. You will also be able to buy their handsomely produced John Moore editions. Subscribing to Slightly Foxed is like spending time with a well-read friend – an unpretentious one with a sense of humour.
Gloucestershire writer, John Moore (1907-1967), fictionalised his beloved Tewkesbury as the town of Elmbury and this setting is fundamental to some of his best loved books. His 1945 novel, Portrait of Elmbury, a heartfelt and vivid picture of the town in the inter-war years was a huge success. The book’s appeal lay in a fund of nostalgic stories about an era to which a population wearied by war, yearned to return.
Free Admission to the Old Baptist Chapel (normal admission prices apply to the John Moore Museum – Subscribers to Slightly Foxed have free admission to the museum through August on presenting their membership card)