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? Richard Armitage.

firefoxTo represent the utter fabulousness of this week’s Book Fox offerings, for today’s image we give you not just any old fox but a Firefox* (yes, it’s more commonly called a Red Panda but for today’s purposes it’s a Firefox). Take a deep breath and be still your beating hearts because we have some amazing items this week, including a write-up of Rosy’s experiences at the Borders Book Festival and an interview with a very well-known actor.

Monday 6th – Jackie goes all political with Demagogue in which Michael Signer asks what makes a demagogue and then names names.

Tuesday 7th – RosyB “does” her first festival as an invited writer – the Borders Book Festival in beautiful Melrose in Scotland – and tells us why she thinks littler festivals can be particularly rewarding.

Wednesday 8th – On Wednesday, we have the fourth in our occasional “In Conversation with …” series, when actor Richard Armitage talks thoughtfully about the important books in his life, history’s favourite double-dyed villain and the redemption of Guy of Gisborne … among other things.

Thursday 9th – Kirsty dances around Dancing with Cuba.

Friday 10th – Anne sifts through the shadows of John Wray’s Lowboy but doesn’t find quite what she bargained for.

Saturday 11th – Eve is back with another review of a YA book.

Sunday 12th – Lisa enjoys profanity with Trevor Byrne’s Ghosts and Lightning.

*I spotted this Firefox roaming around Newquay last week and thankfully I had my camera at the ready. What a beauty.
(Okay, strictly speaking it was roaming around Newquay Zoo.)

22 comments on “Coming up on Vulpes Libris? Richard Armitage.

  1. Deb
    July 5, 2009

    Hi, I’ve tried to email this but can’t work out the address.

    I’m a moderator at The Armitage Army@Richard Armitage Central, a Richard Armitage fan forum. I’ve just received a Google alert about your upcoming occasional “In conversation with … “. I’d be enormously grateful for any details I can give our members. Is this being recorded or transmitted? Will there be a report? Is it taking place somewhere any of our members can, perhaps, go to? What time will it be held?

    Just one other thing, as well as some narrations, Richard has read two enormously successful audiobooks – Lords of the North and, more recently, an abridged version of Georgette Heyer’s novel, Sylvester. He has never been asked about his audio work. It seems to me it’s a very worthwhile question to be asking him.

    All the best and thank you very much for any information.

  2. siobhan
    July 5, 2009

    Very much looking forward to the RA interview!

  3. Moira
    July 5, 2009

    The interview is done and dusted Deb and will be published on this site on Wednesday of this week. I will be pleased to email the link to you when it goes online.

    Sorry if the format of our email address confused you. All you have to do it take out ” at ” and ” dot ” and replace them with “@” and “.” respectively, so it reads like an ordinary email address, thus:


    It’s done to confuse harvesters.

  4. Marie
    July 5, 2009

    Thanks for the news! I can’t wait to read this RA interview! 🙂

  5. Patty
    July 5, 2009


    congratulations on interviewing Richard 🙂
    I’m looking forward to reading your conversation with him.

  6. Marion
    July 5, 2009

    Oh, too bad it’s already too late to suggest questions. Some of us are interested in Richard Armitage’s bibliography on Richard III. This sounds like the perfect chance to discuss the topic and I have no doubt it was done.
    Looking forward to reading the interview.

    Agnès & Marion (Armitage Army members)

  7. Lynn
    July 5, 2009

    Really looking forward to this. Very interested to hear what he has to say about Guy, his future work and what he reads too.

    Thank you

  8. doozy
    July 5, 2009

    Hi Lisa,

    Very much looking forward to reading the interview on Wednesday. Richard has a very well-read fan base that will be eager to read his comments on his most significant book experiences. Should be fascinating. Thank you in advance!

  9. Jackie
    July 5, 2009

    I hope some of the new visitors will take a few minutes to read some of VL’s other offerings.
    What a cute red panda, he/she looks very busy doing panda-y things.

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  11. Susie
    July 6, 2009

    Can’t wait to find out what books he likes to read (could be very revealing!) but I must admit with all the work he’s been doing lately I’m surprised he finds time to read! I must admit I’d like to know what he thought about the audio book he recently recorded by Georgette Heyer. I’m afraid I’m not into romance myself, so I’ll be giving that one a miss.

  12. Julia Smith
    July 6, 2009

    I think your visitor numbers are going to go through the roof on Wednesday…

  13. Maria Grazia
    July 6, 2009

    I’ll be among them, of course …I can’t wait… Richard talking about his favourite reads…THANK you so much!

  14. Debbie
    July 7, 2009

    Well, aren’t you the lucky one! Looking forward to the interview.

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  16. JILLY
    July 7, 2009

    Oh yes, hundreds of fans will be here on Wednesday, checking every hour or so til the RA interviews appears.

    When was the interview done?

    Getting stuck in a lift with him or anywhere sounds good to me.

  17. Moira
    July 7, 2009

    It was done last week, Jilly – and it’ll be going live in the early hours of tomorrow morning, BST.

  18. Lesley
    July 7, 2009

    Oh yes I’ll be in the queue to read this interview it sounds fascinating. How he has time to read with his busy schedule who knows? THANK YOU!!

  19. Anna Campbell
    July 7, 2009

    Oh, wow, be still my beating heart! RA here???!!! Thanks to Julia who popped up on Romance Bandits today to let us all know about the fabulousness. That was definitely worth a red panda! TWO!

  20. Teresa
    July 8, 2009

    Sign me up for the “stuck in a lift with Richard Armitage” fantasy! Reality would be oh, so much better though!

    Thank you for bringing this talented (and yes, gorgeous!) man to the public’s attention again. This American is looking forward to your interview with him. And, I must add, I am enjoying your site and glad that he brought YOU to my attention as well!

  21. Ailatan
    July 13, 2009

    I second Teresa’s “stuck in a lift with Richard Armitage”

    Grazie, Maria Grazia!

    P.S.: Sorry, I had to do it! I know you must get that a lot.


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