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.
One by one, Bookfoxes have been seen leaving the den, their red-spotted handkerchiefs packed with sunhats, SPF50, buckets and spades, and lots and lots of books to read, so we’re taking a summer break here on Vulpes Libris for the next couple of weeks. We’ll be back with news of what we’ve done on our holidays (by way of reading, that is) on Sunday 18th August.
However, we’ll be leaving you with something to remember us by while we’re away. On Wednesday this week (7th August) Bookfoxes Moira, Kate and Hilary, each of whom wants to be Harriet Vane when she grows up, talk about what makes Gaudy Night by Dorothy L Sayers so much more than just an accomplished detective mystery; naturally enough, they all have a lot to say.
Apart from that, it’s goodbye for the next fortnight. We wish you all a very happy summer!
The photo of fox footprints in the sand comes from the Flickr photostream of Patsy Wooters, and is reproduced here under a Creative Commons licence. Clicking on the image will load the source page.