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.
This week, we in Vulpes Libris get in touch with our alternative side in our first ever Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender (GLBT) Theme Week. We examine the ins and outs of historical lesbianism, gay crime noir writing, the mysteries of gender and the delights of friendship, and much much more.
On Monday, Jackie peers at the dark side of Victorian England in Sarah Waters’ Fingersmith.
On Tuesday, Hilary is moved by the lifelong partnership of Sylvia Townsend Warner and Valentine Ackland, described in Claire Harman’s biography.
On Wednesday, Eve takes us on a mystery trip into either GLBT teen fiction or gay erotic writing – but she hasn’t quite decided yet!
On Thursday, Anne plunges deep into the dark riches of Clare London’s PI novel, Freeman.
On Friday, gender is only one of many themes as Sam takes a look at Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides.
And on Saturday, we have Brideshead Revisited Revisited as Rosy takes a look at “male friendship” in this classic novel.