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.

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Lucy fox square smallWhoops! We’re a bit late today. I blame the snow, it’s flurrying madly outside the window where I’m typing, and there is nothing as soporific as a warm room that you don’t want to leave for a colder elsewhere. This week, we’re talking about names: how authors use names in their books, how authors choose and use the names they do, and why names  have such particular, peculiar effects.

On Monday, we start with a whizz-bang interview with Gillian Philip, ghost-writer, novelist and consortia member, and the channeller of more pseudonyms than I’d realised one woman could have.

On Tuesday Jackie dives into the meaning of names in her favorite book, Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey.

On Thursday Rosy ruminates on names in general, as an author and as a reader.

And on Friday Hilary revels in the pleasure Barbara Pym took in giving names to her characters.

This rather nice fox was drawn by Lucy Marsh, aged 15, with no online portfolio, so please email the bookfoxes if you want to reuse the image.

About Kate

Blogger, lecturer, podcaster, writer, critic, reviewer, researcher (in no particular order) in and on British literary history. Preferred occupation while listening to podcasts: cooking or knitting. Preferred soundtrack while reading: the sound of silence.

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This entry was posted on January 20, 2013 by in Coming up this week, Entries by Kate.

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  • (The header image is from Aesop's Fables, illustrated by Francis Barlow (1666), and appears courtesy of the Digital and Multimedia Center at the Michigan State University Libraries.)
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