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.
It’s a truly esoteric week on Vulpes Libris; so much so that I can’t even come up with a nicely glib paragraph. Instead, enjoy this picture of two finches on a dinner date.
On Monday, Nikki reviews Jane Harris’s Gillespie and I.
On Tuesday, a classic from the archives: our 2011 Q&A with Professor Mary Beard.
On Wednesday, Moira enjoys rediscovering her love of backyard astronomy with a book that treats you neither like an idiot nor an astrophysicist: Turn Left at Orion by Guy Consolmagno, SJ, and Dan Davis.
On Thursday, Anne experiences a holiday to remember in Madeleine Wickham’s Sleeping Arrangements.
And on Friday, Hilary celebrates a naive painter and his unlikely influence on a generation of English artists, in Alfred Wallis, Artist and Mariner, by Robert Jones.