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

imageWelcome to a Week Called Margaret. When Founding Fox Leena came through with a proposal for, not one, but two posts on medieval Margarets, the rest of the den realised that they too had Margaret on their mind. And we’ve got enough of them left over for another week, at least. Maybe Margaret Week will become an annual fixture, like our Poetry or Shakespeare week. Or not.

Monday: Jackie revisits a beloved author of her youth, Marguerite Henry.

Wednesday: Leena is in thrall of a veritable whirlwind of a woman in Margaret of Anjou: Queenship and Power in Late Mediaeval England by Helen E. Maurer.

Friday: Kate follows the career of Magrat Garlick, trainee witch and queen of Lancre, formerly ‘the soppy one’, in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld.

Saturday: Leena comes back with another powerful and fascinating Margaret – Margaret of York: The Diabolical Duchess by Christine Weightman.

What could be better to illustrate this week’s posts than a delightful picture in thread of a Fox and a Daisy? Thanks to Dimmerswitch, whose Flickr Photostream has this lovely little image, reproduced here under a Creative Commons licence. Clicking on the image loads the source.

3 comments on “Coming up on Vulpes Libris

  1. Lisa
    March 17, 2013

    Can’t wait for this week, and will there be any Margaret-related Randoms? Exciting!

  2. Jackie
    March 17, 2013

    What a cute and appropriate embroidery fox!

  3. theodysseyclub
    March 26, 2013

    Are fictional Margarets permitted? How about something on the heroine of Bulgakov’s masterpiece *The Master and Margarita*?

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