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.
I always try to look for a unifying theme in every week, but this week really has me in despair. One half is history; the other half is very modern. One half deals with war; one quarter, with music; and one quarter is experimental literature. ‘Art overcoming the horrors of war’? Let’s settle for that as a theme.
Monday: Jackie tells us why she found Rob Sheffield’s memoir Turn Around Bright Eyes surprisingly insightful.
Tuesday: Kate reviews Altai, the new novel from the Italian writers’ collective Wu Ming (formerly known as Luther Blissett. It’s complicated.)
Thursday: Sharon finds a history of post-Civil War America shocking and powerful.
Friday: Leena finally writes about Juliet Barker’s Conquest: The English Kingdom of France, 1417-1450. As promised.