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.
There’s a revolutionary vibe in the air this week, mixing with the scent of woodsmoke, the rustle of fallen leaves and [insert Autumn trope of choice]. Jackie is looking at the post-Reformation age of Shakespeare, Kirsty would not be Comrade Kirsty if she didn’t mark the October Relution in some way, and Hilary looks for help to find out what lies behind the totally bonkers plot of Verdi’s ‘Sicilian Vespers’.
Monday: Jackie is intrigued by the style and content of Shakespeare’s Restless World by Neil MacGregor.
Wednesday: Comrade Kirsty reverts to form and talks about Trotsky.
Friday: Hilary turns to the bookshelves for help after a Night At The Opera.