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.
It has been a stunning year for bluebells, and this is possibly the last weekend before they disappear. It is my absolutely favourite time of year, so please indulge me – this is a reminder of one of the most beautiful sights of the UK springtime. Here on Vulpes Libris we give ourselves up to springtime pleasures and surprises, in a typically varied week.
Monday: Kate wallows gratefully in a new reprint of Ronald Firbank’s second novel, Inclinations.
Wednesday: Kirsty D will be writing about something as yet to be confirmed.
Thursday: Kirsty M takes on the colossal task of trying to explain what’s so wonderful about Elizabeth Taylor (the novelist).
Friday: Jackie has mini reviews of three novels featuring modern women.
The wonderful panorama of Bluebells in the woods of the National Trust’s Ashridge Estate comes from the Flickr photostream of ukgardenphotos, and is reproduced here under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) licence. Clicking on the image will load the source page.
No linking theme this week, except that I'm really looking forward to all that's on offer. An alliterative mysterious Malcolm on Monday? Can't wait! On Wednesday, if you like to spend time in the ancient world, will you like John James? I do, and I really want to know. And, as someone who had mixed feelings about ITV's Victoria, I'm dying to find out on Friday if they were the same feelings, and were just as mixed, as Jackie's.
Monday: Simon reads C.S. Lewis' letters to the mysterious Malcolm.
Wednesday: Colin travels beyond the limits of the Roman Empire in the historical novels of John James.
Friday: Jackie has mixed feelings about the PBS/ITV series Victoria.