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’s quite a week on VL … art, artists and how they do it (art, that is), Hilary Mantel stirring it with a stick, a review that failed to appear a couple of weeks ago due a negative diary co-ordination situation (he got the wrong day, didn’t he?), all topped off with a bona fide knock-down-drag-out over the Brontës.
Don’t say we don’t know how to entertain you …
On Monday, Hilary reminds herself that any painting, ever, can only be enhanced by the inclusion of a little doggie (or even a baby basilisk), with Ciao, Carpaccio, by Jan Morris.
On Tuesday, Kirsty D enjoys Hilary Mantel’s controversial short story collection The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher.
On Wednesday, Simon celebrates the macabre and brilliant joy that is Barbara Comyns’ Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead. (This time he actually does.)
On Thursday, Leena is inspired by Mason Currey’s Daily Rituals: How Artists Work.
On Friday, there’s blood on the walls as the Foxes draw battles lines over Charlotte and Emily Brontë: “Charlotte was MILES better than Emily, so there!” – “Wasn’t, wasn’t, wasn’t, take THAT you ignoramus! … etc, etc, etc …
(The glorious photo of fighting foxes is courtesy of David Kingham on Flickr and reproduced under a Creative Commons licence.)