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.
Perhaps we’re all showing our age, or there could be something in the air at the moment (apart from the gale force southeasterly currently making sushi of the UK’s autumn gardens, I mean). Whatever the reason, there’s a lot of looking back going on this week on Vulpes Libris …
On Monday, we’ve arrived at Number Two in our anniversary countdown of the Book Foxes’ Greatest Hits, and it’s a review of a book about a young girl who learned the hard way to be careful what she wished for.
On Tuesday RosyB revisits Nigel Barley’s interesting and witty account of how – amongst other things – he endured illness, earth beds, having his teeth knocked out and worm-eaten feet in The Innocent Anthropologist. Oh yes, and he studied lots of rituals too.
On Thursday, Lisa looks back at Natalie Taylor’s Signs of Life and the ways in which the book affected her own life.
And finally, on Friday, Hilary recommends a love story with a shattering difference, The Tortoise and the Hare, by Elizabeth Jenkins.
(Detail from wing mirror photograph courtesy of dground on Flickr and reproduced under a Creative Commons Licence.)