Vulpes Libris

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.

Coming Up This Week

We have a mixed bouquet of topics this week on VL, not only some thought provoking reviews, but also an interview with a publisher and a tale of how the submission to a publisher of  a book about a 1950s television series had entirely unexpected results.  Plus, we are kicking off a new tradition of posting VL’s contribution to The Big Green Bookshop Blogger’s Book of the Month.

Monday-We revisit the review featured this month in our partnership with The Big Green Book Shop, Maps For Lost Lovers by Nadeem Aslam.

Tuesday-Intrigued by individually wrapped stories in boxes and books that are perfectly square, RosyB interviews small independent publisher, Roast Books, about their quirky approach to publishing

Wednesday-Guest reviewer Gwilym John looks into the accusation that the international aid industry is doing more harm than good to help the world’s most desperate people in his review of War Games: The Story of Aid and War in Modern Times.

Thursday-Anne learns never to trust appearances in Clare Morrall’s The Man Who Disappeared.

Friday-Moira is intrigued by enthusiasms and where they can lead to when she looks at two books by the same authors: S L Kotar and J E Gessler’s Riverboat: The Evolution of a Television Series and The Steamboat Era.

Painting of a bouquet by Jean-Baptiste Chardin

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