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 on Vulpes Libris – week beginning 2 August 2010

Despite entering the dog days of Summer, this week the foxes are in pursuit of the dark, the dangerous, the difficult and the downright peculiar (so not much change there then).

On Monday Jackie is all aflutter about Bats at the Library by Brian Lies.

On Tuesday Kirsty ventures into a different field as she considers Joanna Bourke’s thoughtful angle on the Great War, Dismembering the Male.

On Wednesday Nikki didn’t know what to expect with David Mitchell’s Black Swan Green but does know how she feels about it now …

On Thursday Anne discovers how to love a difficult man (or not), Tudor style, in Suzannah Dunn’s The Confession of Katherine Howard.

On Friday Lisa is baffled, delighted, appalled and amused by David Shrigley’s What the hell are you doing? and can’t help but ask that very question of the author.

On Saturday Eve is back with something thrilling from the world of YA fiction.

The suitably dark and mysterious photograph is reproduced here by kind permission of photographer and all-round Good Egg, Keith Olding, and other photographs can be viewed at his website. This photograph can also be seen, accompanied by an appropriate poem, at the website of his rather peculiar wife.

About annebrooke

Anne Brooke lives in Surrey, UK, and writes in a variety of genres, including gay erotic romance, fantasy, comedy, thrillers, biblical fiction and the occasional chicklit novel. When not writing, she spends time in the garden attempting to differentiate between flowers and weeds, and in the allotment attempting to grow vegetables. Occasionally, she can also be found in the kitchen making cakes. Every now and again, they are edible. Her websites can be found at:,, and (for fantasy fiction).

5 comments on “Coming up on Vulpes Libris – week beginning 2 August 2010

  1. Jackie
    August 1, 2010

    That is an eerie photo, Anne, made even more so by all those strangely twisted tree limbs.

  2. Hilary
    August 1, 2010

    I agree – what an atmospheric shot! I’m told by my (amateur) photographer husband that landscape photography is all about waiting for the light (with an unspoken implication I think that I’m not quite patient enough). This photo was worth the wait.

  3. annebrooke
    August 1, 2010

    Thanks, both! I do have an extremely patient husband, that’s true enough! A skill I like to think he acquired through marriage … 🙂


  4. Moira
    August 3, 2010

    Late to the party as usual … but chiming in with my appreciation of that gorgeous photo. I’ve been looking at Keith’s site, too … He’s a very talented amateur, that chap …

  5. annebrooke
    August 3, 2010

    🙂 Thanks, Moira! He’s perfect in every way – of course, tee hee!!


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