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 Vulpes Libris

fox in rainOK, let’s just get through February as best we can, shall we? Ignore the weather, take yourself to a more controllable, imaginary world. Settle down, turn off the phone, do NOT check your emails, and consider reading one of these.

Monday: Just in time for President’s Day, Jackie celebrates with the children’s book, George Washington’s Birthday by Margaret McNamara.

Wednesday: Hilary goes in for a bit of local colour with Andrew Martin’s novel of Murder, Mystery and Steam, The Necropolis Railway.

Thursday: Kate is surprised at how much she enjoyed H G Wells’s novel of an immortal in Folkestone, The Sea Lady.

Friday: Leena reviews Juliet Barker’s Conquest: The English Kingdom of France, 1417-1450.

The damp but resolute fox is from the website of the Colvin Run Mill Park, Virginia, used under a Creative Commons licence.

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.

One comment on “Coming up on Vulpes Libris

  1. Jackie
    February 16, 2014

    That is one muddy fox! Hope he/she found a nice pond to bathe in.

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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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