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 this week

pimberg bookboxIt’s been so wet and windy, the Foxes have spent more time than usual in the Den, rather than running around annoying John Peel and his coat so grey, and his horse and his hounds in the morning, and their reading has thus got a bit nostalgic.

Monday: a guest post from Colin Fisher on rereading Philippa Pearce’s A Dog so Small thirty (forty?) years on.

Tuesday: Jackie reflects on the sparkling second novel of Marisa de los Santos, Belong to Me.

Wednesday: Kate rereads The Children of Tonacatecutli, a Danish novel of the 1960s by Kaj Himmelstrup about building a village out of rubbish.

Friday: Hilary is fascinated by two novelists of the recent past writing about novelists of the 19th century: Margaret Kennedy on Jane Austen, and Phyllis Bentley on the Bronte Sisters.

Photo of a community book-swapping box in Flanders by David Marsh. (‘Take a book, give a book’). 

About Kate

Blogger, lecturer, podcaster, writer, critic, reviewer, researcher, and publisher (, in and on British literary history. Preferred occupation while listening to podcasts: cooking or knitting. Preferred soundtrack while reading: the sound of silence.

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This entry was posted on September 22, 2013 by in Coming up this week, Entries by Kate.



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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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