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

6917980488_409e31de9d_bThis week, as is so often the joy of Vulpes Libris, the theme is that there is no theme – none whatsoever. So, like these little fox kits, we are all ears, ready to find out what various Bookfoxes have to bring to us, from a personal view of one of the greatest novelists of our time, to an interview to make us all sit up and take notice. On the way, a vintage surprise and a new venture will make this a week of infinite variety.

Monday: Kirsty D will be writing *something* about Margaret Atwood and how amazing she is.

Wednesday: Hilary returns from Sicily, and turns to the books of a surprising explorer of the island and its people, Gavin Maxwell.

Thursday: Simon takes you behind the scenes of shiny new bookish venture.

Friday: Kirsty M talks to Chris Ward, author of Living on the Western Front, about history, methodology and the debate around WWI.

The lovely photo of watchful foxes is taken from the Flickr photostream of Gin_Chilla, and is reproduced under a Creative Commons licence. Clicking on the image will load the source page.

3 comments on “Coming up on Vulpes Libris

  1. Jackie
    April 6, 2014

    Those are little bat-eared foxes, native to Africa and those big ears help them find their insect foods, including scorpions and spiders.

  2. rosyb
    April 6, 2014

    This week looks a good one though. Another Maxwell piece – must link through to the first, Hilary, as it was excellent and told me a lot about a man I read when younger but knew so little about the background of.The Fri interview looks very timely and “somethings” are always great. The Great Something Week of Somethings remains forever fresh in my mind.

    What kind of fox are they, do you know? Love the pic.

  3. rosyb
    April 6, 2014

    Ah Jackie’s answered my question before I even asked it! Amazing.

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