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


As autumn and the year, wind down, we revisit some books; a new edition, an author’s reputation and a historical event. Plus some surprises from some of the Foxes. As they say at this time of year, it’s a bountiful harvest.

Monday- In the wake of a recent VL post, Simon defends Virginia Woolf’s Jacob’s Room.

Tuesday- To coincide with the 50th anniversary of the National Theatre, Edward Petherbridge has updated and republished his memoirs, Slim Chances and Kathleen Riley takes a look at the new edition.

Wednesday- After a year of talking about children’s books, Lisa ends with a review of something a bit different.

Thursday- Leena explores the world of Books of Hours with Eamon Duffy’s Marking the Hours: English People and Their Prayers 1240-1570.

Friday- On the 50th Anniversary of JFK’s assassination, Jackie revisits The Torch is Passed.

Drawing of eastern grey squirrel “Autumn Snack” by Book Fox Jackie

2 comments on “Coming Up this week

  1. Hilary
    November 17, 2013

    Jackie, I always love it when you write the Coming Up post because so often we get to see one of your gorgeous little creatures. Thank you!

  2. Jackie
    November 18, 2013

    Thanks Hilary, that’s nice of you to say. I was worried people might think I was being egotistical or show offy.

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