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.

Vulpes Random: Everything you need to know about Georgette Heyer’s novels

My younger daughter, aged 18 and a half, has just fallen headlong into Georgette Heyer, and is spending her summer browsing my collection. Occasionally she reports back to me, in … Continue reading

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Summer Break …

It’s that time of year again, gentle readers … the Den is deserted, the neighbours are coming in to feed the goldfish and the only sign anyone was ever here … Continue reading

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Sandlands by Rosy Thornton

When Book Foxes Hilary and Moira discovered that each of them, separately, had intended to review their friend Rosy Thornton’s newly-published collection of short stories, Sandlands, there was a brief … Continue reading

July 29, 2016 · 2 Comments

John Barleycorn by Jack London

Guest reviewer: Diana Birchall. I’ve been trying to write a memoir about my father, but have come to realize how little I know about alcoholism in the early 20th century. … Continue reading

July 27, 2016 · 5 Comments

Arnold Bennett’s Lord Raingo

Guest reviewer Colin Fisher gives us Arnold Bennett’s Lord Raingo. Arnold Bennett, the popular novelist and critic from the years before the First World War until his death in 1931, … Continue reading

July 25, 2016 · 2 Comments

Coming Up This Week

It’s been so hot in North America, where this Fox lives, that melting sometimes seems a real possibility. So far though, my Nook has not gotten droopy and if it … Continue reading

July 24, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Swordfish And The Star, by Gavin Knight

Without being planned, this has turned into a two-thirds complete Cornish theme week. Which is brilliant, as the insights into being inspired as a writer by Cornwall in Bookfox Moira’s … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Surreal old people: Leonora Carrington’s The Hearing Trumpet

This very slim novel is a fantasia on being old, and explores how one would survive when there is very little left to lose in conditions of extreme oddness. The … Continue reading

July 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

In Conversation with: Liz Fenwick

  Today on Vulpes Libris, we’re pleased to welcome Liz Fenwick, the award-winning author of The Cornish House, A Cornish Affair, A Cornish Stranger and Under A Cornish Sky. After … Continue reading

July 18, 2016 · 1 Comment

Coming up on Vulpes Libris

If I were to be so foolish as to try to encapsulate this week on Vulpes Libris, I might say something like ‘Surrealism bracketed by Cornwall’ … but I’m not … Continue reading

July 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Strange Gardens / Effroyables Jardins by Michel Quint

I’ll be honest – when I was going through my tbr shelves to decide what I’d read for this theme week, it was entirely length that dictated my decision. Michel … Continue reading

July 15, 2016 · 2 Comments

Manawydan’s Glass Door (d’apres David Jones, 1931) by Heather Dohollau

This is a new poet to me and one I was happy to discover. Though born in Wales, she moved to France as a young woman and lived the rest … Continue reading

July 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

La Machine Infernale (The Infernal Machine) by Jean Cocteau

‘Watch now, spectator. Before you is a fully wound machine. Slowly its spring will unwind the entire span of a human life. It is one of the most perfect machines … Continue reading

July 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Coming up on Vulpes Libris:

This week on Vulpes Libris, we’ve gone all Gallic and are concentrating our attention on French Writing (as opposed to French Writers … which is a slightly different thing). All … Continue reading

July 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

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