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.

Where the wild things are…

Wilderness Week – 21st to 27th April

There’s nothing we Foxes like better than a themed week. It’s a bit like a hanging in the morning … it concentrates the mind so wonderfully.

So, for the next seven days we’re running wild. Our theme is The Great Outdoors and all things associated with it. We’ll be walking in the woods, surviving on the Newfoundland coast, attempting to train a goshawk, going dutch in Beijing and visiting some much-loved British landscapes.

Even our Thursday Soapbox gets in the ecological groove and tackles the thorny subject of the physical effects of books and book production on the environment.

In addition, we’ll also be looking at the world of walking and travel guides and talking to a specialist publisher (or two).

Finally – and this is a first on Vulpes – we’ll be offering a discount on one of the books reviewed this week – an exclusive offer for Vulpes Libris readers only.

How can you resist?

(Our photo this week is the beautiful Vixen Tor on Dartmoor, courtesy of recursion_see_recursion on Flickr.)

7 comments on “Where the wild things are…

  1. Lisa
    April 20, 2008

    Ah, the beautiful Vixen Tor – the forbidden fruit since 2003 (thanks to a new owner… )

    http://www.legendarydartmoor.co.uk/For_bidden.htm

  2. Jackie
    April 20, 2008

    Just in time for Earth Day on Tuesday!
    What a cool tor, I’ve never heard of it before & the photo is really intriguing. It reminds me a bit of the Sphinx, too.

  3. Mhairi
    April 21, 2008

    I had no idea you couldn’t get to Vixen Tor any more, Lisa. When I lived down in the West Country, there was an access agreement, and nobody took any liberties to the best of my knowledge.

    The new landowner sounds a little … unlovely … shall we say?

    What a shame … it’s my favourite Dartmoor Tor.

    Jacks … I’d like to claim that the timing of the week to coincide with Earth Day was deliberate … but in fact, it was a fluke! :mrgreen:

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