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 VL this Week (24th June onward)

4369814262_bdc369e8ca_z[1]We’re having a bit of a sleepy time in the den at the moment but we have managed to come up with 4 items to tickle your tastebuds this week,  with ambitious comparative reviews to an interview with ex Arch-bish Rowan Williams from our very own Kirsty (at least that’s one of our own Kirstys, and just to make it more confusing it’s the one who likes to split into two more: Good Kirsty and Bad Kirsty as opposed to our Other Kirsty who is called – ermm – Other Kirsty) .

Still with me? Yes, I’m not sure either.

For those of you still following, here’s the run-down this week:

Monday: Jackie considers two contrasting books set in France.

On Wednesday, Kirsty talks to former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams about research, University life and the trouble with impact criteria.

Thursday: Moira is riveted by Michael Hiltzik’s stupendous study of mankind at its very best and very worst – Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century.

To round off the week, RosyB samples Herman Koch’s bestselling The Dinner on Friday.

This lovely fox pic is from Jen Waller’s Flickr page which is reproduced here under a Creative Commons licence. (I should add she has some pretty gorgeous dog pics too!)

5 comments on “Coming Up on VL this Week (24th June onward)

  1. Jackie
    June 23, 2013

    What a cute fox, hope he/she is having nice dreams.

  2. Jen Waller
    June 23, 2013


    Thanks for using my fox photograph. I generally put a Creative Commons license on my photographs just for this very reason! As a librarian, I’m especially happy when other librarians are able to use my photographs.

    However, the terms of the CC license include attribution. In other words, you need to credit the source/photography (me) and link back to it. You can read more about this type of license here:

    Please add a photo credit and a link back to the original photo if you would like to continue using it. Otherwise, I would kindly request you remove the photo and use one that is either in the public domain or otherwise free from copyright and/or licensing restrictions.

    Thank you!

  3. rosyb
    June 23, 2013

    Hi Jen – sorry about that – I always do attribute and I’m sorry I failed here. We have just changed our format and I was really struggling to get the picture to work or appear at all and forgot to add the attribution. Many thanks and I’ll add now. Rosy

  4. Jen Waller
    June 23, 2013

    No worries at all. Thank you for fixing it! Most appreciated. I wish others were so easy to deal with 🙂

  5. Simon T
    June 24, 2013

    I can’t believe you’re getting an interview with Row, how exciting!

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