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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.

This Week on Vulpes Libris

7216621962_6965955d6b_b“The past”, wrote L P Hartley, “is a foreign country: they do things differently there”.  And the past is very much where we’re headed  this week on Vulpes Libris:  from a re-imagined 1950s to the troubled Gavin Maxwell (yes, he of ‘Ring of Bright Water’ fame) via a plea for the printed word and a splendidly-named British secret agent popular in the latter half of the last Century … Retro Rocks!




Monday: Sharon enjoys CJ Sansom’s tense political thriller set in a re-imagined 1950s – Dominion.

Tuesday: Alan Cleaver – who is organizing the wonderfully titled “Last Writes” exhibition in Cumbria this April – asks: “Are we sleepwalking into a digital future full of ebooks and iPads?”.

Wednesday: Kate decides that Johnny Fedora is better than Bond.

Friday: Hilary reminds herself of an almost forgotten figure of her childhood, Gavin Maxwell, with Maxwell’s Ghost: an Epilogue to Camusfearna by Richard Frere.

(The photograph of the splendidly retro Fox Theatre in Chicago is courtesy of Ian Ransley Design and Illustration on Flickr, and is reproduced under a Creative Commons Licence.)

One comment on “This Week on Vulpes Libris

  1. Jackie
    January 27, 2013

    What a cool pic & so appropriate for the type of week coming up.

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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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