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 is 6 December, and today is the feast of St Nicholas. In Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands yesterday the shops were HEAVING, full of parents making things ready for when the children discover this morning that St Nicholas has arrived to put chocolate in their shoes and leave some Christmas presents. The peak of the season is upon us in northern mainland Europe, and it’s all downhill from now on for sales of chocolate St Nicholas figurines. The Foxes eat the last chocolate mitred head and disappear into the warm Den to do some reading.
Monday 7 December: Kate discovers the earthy passions of the Powys brothers and sisters – all authors and poets – when they lived in the Dorset village of Chaldon Herring.
Wednesday 9 December: Jackie looks at the memoirs of two actresses, both very different, yet having a lot in common.
Friday 11 December: Cath reads a debut novel by Christopher David Rosales described as early Marquez meets Bel Canto, with a shade of noir thrown in.