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.
Tomorrow (Monday 20th February) is the One Day Without Us National Day of Action in the UK, coinciding with the UN World Day of Social Justice. It is no surprise to find that this week's Fox contributors were all pointing in the same direction, so we find we have a spontaneous, pop-up Migration Theme Week.
Monday: Kate plans the invitation wishlist for an imaginary party to celebrate the British literary culture created by migrants, for 1daywithoutus.org
Wednesday: Moira reviews one of the funniest, and most fascinating books on the Norse Sagas that she's ever read and wonders aloud what the Vikings ever did for us.
Friday: Hilary muses on what One Day Without Us would have looked like in an 18th c English public library.