Vulpes Libris

A collective of bibliophiles talking about books. Book Fox (vulpes libris): small bibliovorous mammal of overactive imagination and uncommonly large bookshop expenses. Habitat: anywhere the rustle of pages can be heard.

Coming Up on Vulpes Libris

We have a new rule here in the den – a theme week is invariably followed by a week where the poor Coming-up-poster struggles to find the merest thread of a link between the pieces, and fails utterly. It is possible, of course, that it’s a good thing for those of our readers who are all themed-out. Certainly, it is the case this week. Anyhow, from the White House to the West Coast of Scotland, from floristry to flying (or maybe not quite), we hope you find something to enjoy and inspire you in this week’s offering.

On Monday Jackie peeks into the routine of the White House florist in Nancy Clarke’s memoir My First Ladies.

On Thursday Anne dons her parachute for Karin Altenberg’s Island of Wings but doesn’t quite manage to fly …

On Friday Hilary shares the deep pleasures to be found in Catherine Czerkawska’s double love story set on a Hebridean island, The Curiosity Cabinet.

Today’s images, taken on a non-Hebridean island (Tresco), are from Hilary’s holiday snaps, and reminds her a) that we had at least one beautiful sunny day, and b) that summer might just … just … be a-comen in.

2 comments on “Coming Up on Vulpes Libris

  1. Jackie
    June 24, 2012

    Amusing coming up post. And pretty pics, they look very summery.

  2. Sebastian
    June 25, 2012

    Hello, I took the liberty of color correcting one of your pics. You can look at it here:
    http://imgboot.com/user/tritono/images/2012scillyimg0307158cc.jpg
    If you like it, use it or want the full res, please let me know.
    Thanks

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