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.
Welcome to Week One of our Alternative Publishing Event …
Monday: Kate interviews our recently reviewed author Peter Kennedy to find out exactly how he went about getting his book published to his precise specifications.
Wednesday: Moira reviews Penelope Farmer’s poignant new novel, Goodnight Ophelia.
Friday: In a searingly honest interview, Penelope Farmer talks about - amongst other things - Amazon and the midlist author, ageism and sexism in publishing, the virtues and vicissitudes of Print on Demand and the not unmixed blessing of having written an acknowledged genre classic.