Vulpes Libris

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.

This week on Vulpes Libris…

standing squirrelAs I write this I’m watching a squirrel in my garden. He or she (it’s hard to tell from this distance) is hopping across the grass burying whatever it’s been gathering from the huge tree that sits on the middle of my lawn. It never stops. Climbing the tree, picking the nut, racing across the grass, burying it. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. The squirrel is completely oblivious to two pairs of beady eyes watching its every move from the couch in the living room window. And as it races across the grass, the dogs leap from the couch and race through to the other room in synchronised chase mode knocking anything flying that gets in their way. It’s entertaining and I am also designating it exercise, because it’s getting chilly outside and I’m happy for any excuse to shorten their walk. Autumn is officially on!

So what are the Foxes gathering up for your reading pleasure this week? (See what I did there?)


On Monday Jackie tries to capture what she liked so much about Anna Quindlen’s Still Life With Bread Crumbs.

On Wednesday Eve raves about the psychological thriller, In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware about a hen party gone wrong.

On Thursday we revisit a VL Classic, a cheerful children’s book Lucy Ladybird by Sharon King-Chai.

On Friday Cath tells us about The Silent History – World War Zish, a story about a generation of people born without language.


Photo of the majestic squirrel via Chris Sorge on Flickr.

About Eve Harvey

Eve Harvey is a bookaholic. She is forever to be found with her nose in a book. If there are none around then newspapers, magazines, the back of cereal packets, road signs or the tiny washing labels found on the seams of jumpers will do. Eve used to have full time job as a children's bookseller and she was the very first Waterstone's Children's Expert Bookseller in Scotland. Her first love was definitely literature for children and teens, about which she has nerd-level knowledge. However she has since become involved in grown-up books and has co-written her first adult novel with Cath Murphy. Eve and Cath Podcast, blog and have far too much fun on their website Domestic Hell. Eve lives in a field just outside Edinburgh in Scotland with her daughter and son and two dogs and two rabbits. She also has some tanks of tropical fish and vows one day to start up a marine aquarium. And the day she signs her very first publishing deal she is going to celebrate by buying a pair of Horsefields tortoises. You can find Eve through her Agent, Ella Kahn at DKW Literary Agency. She's also on Twitter or on her website :

3 comments on “This week on Vulpes Libris…

  1. jools500
    October 4, 2015

    Thanks so much. Looking forward to reading some more book recommendations.

  2. Kate
    October 4, 2015

    definitely looking forward to Cath’s review, that plot description sounds extraordinary.

  3. Jackie
    October 4, 2015

    Really liked imagining not only the busy squirrel, but your dogs racing through the house following him/her through the windows. lol

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