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.
After our week of country matters, and our week of writers' haunts, the theme this week is that there is no theme. At least I don't think there is - answers on a postcard if you find one. We go from cozy to funny via a life story:
Monday: Jackie talks about some of the cozy mystery series she's been enjoying lately.
Wednesday: Kate reviews a biography of Hilda Matheson, the BBC's first Director of Talks, and Vita Sackville West's lover (one of them, anyway).
Friday: Hilary provides a buyers' guide for new fans of Don Marquis's beloved and hilarious characters archy and mehitabel (to say nothing of pete the parrot and the old trouper).