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

5427824108_c949231091_bNow that winter is finally just around the corner where I live (or so we are told) we are seeing more mornings like this one and fewer grey, soggy days of continual rain. Hope this is not speaking too soon!

So, like this inquisitive fox, we are beginning to venture out of the den and hunt for great new books to come and tell you about in 2013. This week, Jackie brings news from afar, Kate from across the Channel, Moira from closer to home, while Lisa is taking a first foray into her new venture of telling us all about the best of books for children.

Monday: Jackie goes into the jungle with Mattias Klum’s Borneo Rain Forest.

Tuesday: Kate watches with interest how the French conducted their adulteries in Louise de Vilmorin’s Les Belles Amours.

Thursday: Moira is engaged, intrigued and slightly frustrated by Jack Straw’s eminently readable memoirs, Last Man Standing.

Friday: Lisa starts off a year of children’s book reviews with a controversial modern classic: Storytime with Peppa.

Today’s intrepid winter fox comes from the Flickr photostream of johnmuk. It is reproduced here under a Creative Commons licence, and clicking on the image will take you to the source page.

3 comments on “Coming Up on Vulpes Libris

  1. Jackie
    January 13, 2013

    This is a lovely photo with a quiet mood, enhanced by the sunlight just touching the edge of the foliage.

  2. Hilary
    January 13, 2013

    I thought so too, Jackie – I chose it because I thought it shows winter at its best.

  3. David Sage
    January 15, 2013

    Despite everything I’ve always respected Jack Straw, interested to hear Moira’s opinion of the memoir.

    And while I haven’t heard of Storytime with Peppa, “controversial modern classic” is a great little teaser!

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  • (The header image is from Aesop's Fables, illustrated by Francis Barlow (1666), and appears courtesy of the Digital and Multimedia Center at the Michigan State University Libraries.)
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