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 is quite an emotional range in this week's reading by the Bookfoxes - from amazement tinged with inadequacy on Monday to disappointment on Friday, via a sense of unease.
Monday: Hilary, who cannot put two stitches into a piece of canvas without creating a hole and several knots, is amazed almost beyond description by the V&A's latest exhibition Opus Anglicanum: Masterpieces of English Medieval Embroidery - and has bought the book to prove it.
Wednesday: Kirsty D is unsettled by Deborah Levy's Hot Milk.
Friday: Simon learns to deal with disappointment - with The Eyre Affair.