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.
The Bookfoxes are feeling the chill, sniffing the wintry air and wondering if we’re ever going to be ready for the festive season. In our reading lives, however, it’s all rather different. This week we have: academic squabbles; epic space battles; a study of the ceremony of remembrance; pain and perfection, and a novel that features domestic servitude in Thirties Britain. Not a Christmas bauble in sight.
Monday: Nikki is swept away by The Novel in the Viola by Natasha Solomons.
Tuesday: Kirsty reflects on a conflict that’s making all the papers: the Ferguson-Mishra affair.
Wednesday: Lisa is captivated by The Lost Fleet series of novels by Jack Campbell and ponders military strategy (in space), betrayal, and the importance of “holding formation”.
Thursday: Anne is set aflame by her encounter with the pain and perfection of Ron Rash’s Burning Bright.
Friday: Hilary is both enlightened and moved by Geoff Dyer’s study of the iconography and ceremony of remembrance The Missing Of The Somme.
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