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.
Back in February, Bookfox Kirsty D posted a fine review of a truly excellent novel, Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven. Last night, Emily won the Arthur C Clarke Award, the UK’s most prestigious prize for science fiction. We’re saying nothing about our superb Foxly talent-spotting skills, nor about how we only review the BEST books around. Read Kirsty’s review again here.
Snuggling down with books in the chilly mornings is advised, and then the warm afternoons can draw you out onto the park benches. Let us offer you some absorbing reading suggestions to get you down to the library.
Monday 18th: the personal is political is … procedural? Guest Fox Margaret Kirk discusses crime writing and current events.
Wednesday 20th: Colin is off to the wars and is charmed by Anthony Rhodes’ Sword of Bone and impressed by a 1920s forgotten bestseller, W F Morris’ Bretherton.
Friday 22nd: Kate is embarrassed to have taken so long to discover Penelope Lively’s adult fiction.