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.
While it’s not a theme week as such, a glance at the titles for this upcoming week looks as if the Foxes are thinking of places; books on where people live, or where they are traveling and the changes taking place, real or imagined.It’s a fitting subject for the beginning of summer, when vacationing goes into high gear.
Monday– Jackie journeys through Peter Carey’s latest novel, Parrot & Olivier in America.
Tuesday-Sam is impressed by The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island.
Wednesday-Sam talks to Chloe Hooper about The Tall Man, and what it’s like to discover the heart of darkness in your own country.
Thursday-Nikki isn’t exactly in raptures over Liz Jensen’s The Rapture…
Friday–Home is Sharon’s favourite book of the year so far. . .
Painting of “Beals Farm Fox” by Will Kirkpatrick. More of his splendid work can be found at his website here.
A little startled by the rushing past of time and the arrival of December (where did it come from? weren't we just having August?) the Bookfoxes are listening and looking this week, hearing and seeing stories in unwritten ways.
Monday 30 November: Eve is utterly stunned by the brilliance of Shtum by Jem Lester (a book about a ten-year old boy with severe autism) and will try to put her awe into words.
Wednesday 2 December - Kirsty D listens to the audiobook version of Anna Lyndsey's Girl in the Dark, about living with an acute sensitivity to light.
Friday 4 December - Hilary reacts to the art of emeritus landscape artist Richard Long, inspired by his recent exhibition and the accompanying book Time And Space.