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.

This Week on Vulpes Libris


Dark and stormy nights, the clocks going back and pumpkins for sale in the shops … all sure signs that All Hallows’ Eve is nearly upon us and the long descent into Winter has begun.

No surprise then that the Book Foxes have sensibly started retreating into the Den, and are now littering the place with books, chocolate wrappers and coffee mugs as they curl up with some old favourites, a seasonal ghost story, a dictionary of quotations and  the latest from Claire Messud …

Monday: Kirsty D gets to grips with The Woman Upstairs.

Tuesday: Kate rediscovers the joy of Arnold Bennett.

Wednesday: Hilary finds the rediscovery of some of her 50s heroines in Rachel Cooke’s Her Brilliant Career a little bitter-sweet, but more sweet than bitter.

Thursday: For our Hallowe’en offering, Sharon reads a classic ghost story with a twist. More than that we are not saying …

Friday: Moira ruminates on the therapeutic joy of reading in soundbites as she thumbs through the latest edition of The Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations.

(Photo credit: Brit on Flickr, reproduced under a Creative Commons Licence.)

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This entry was posted on October 27, 2013 by in Coming up this week, Entries by Moira and tagged , , , , .



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