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.
Summer has come, and I don’t know how the weather is where you are, but here in the West Highlands it’s simply div… well, it’s bloody awful, actually, freezing cold and midges everywhere. But it’s not raining, and I’m four hundred miles from Mummy, so I call that a damn good outcome.
Anyway, we have all sorts of things for you this week: Conrad, tormented Jesuits, the Isles of Scilly, elderly television series… oh, it’s indescribable. Perfect for those snatched moments between garden party and summer wedding. Enjoy!
On Monday, guest Fox Colin Fisher looks at the man whose death gave Conrad the idea for The Secret Agent, and wonders if the best defence against terrorism is Britishness.
On Tuesday, Moira meets an intriguing new ‘hero’ in a subtle and beguiling love story with a difference: Kirsty Jane McCluskey’s The Royal Confessor.
On Thursday, Hilary sends a despatch from the Isles of Scilly on what she has been inspired to read there.
And on Friday, Kirsty M has a few recommendations for your next DVD binge.
Ghillie and ponies waiting by the leaning tree by Roger McLachlan [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons