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.
In light of Jackie’s favourite Oscar and Lucinda being one of six books shortlisted for The Best of the Booker Prize, our very own Arty Fox takes a look at another of Peter Carey’s works: His Illegal Self.
Guest-piece from Vulpes Friend, Roger Morris (author of A Gentle Axe), who interviews debut novelist, Sally Hinchliffe. Hinchliffe’s psychological thriller Out of a Clear Sky has just been chosen as Radio Five’s Book of the Month – so this is a bit of a scoop for Vulpes!
Lisa’s eagerly awaited review of the prize-winning Australian novel Feather Man by Rhyll McMaster, who our vulpine colleague has already, elsewhere, compared to Margaret Atwood.
A potentially contentious Soapbox from bookfox, Mary, who asks: is there just too many books? Join us on Thursday and give us your views.
Moira reviews 2003 TV tie-in – Seven Wonders of the Industrial World by Deborah Cadbury. She tells us she’s had it for 5 years and only just read it and…well, you’ll have to wait and see.
Hope you join us for the week ahead and, as ever, feel free to give us your views on any of the books or issues covered.
Thanks to Nik Lawes on Flickr for this picture of an alert fox, listening attentively and eagerly to the line-up on Vulpes Libris this week.