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.

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With a large chunk of the northern hemisphere in the grip of tumultuous weather  (and much as we love all of you over on the other side of The Pond, if you could stop sending the UK your cast-off storms, we’d be most frightfully grateful …) now is an excellent time to stay indoors, stick your nose in a book and pretend none of it is happening. Tea and shortbread also helps, I find.

Here on VL we always cast our reading net  very widely and this week, we seem to have excelled ourselves, with a review of a brand new children’s book, a look at a fictional detective who made his first appearance in 1914, and a book which offers. for your reading pleasure, an obituary for every day of the year.

Monday: Cath reviews a delightfully creepy and beautifully illustrated book for younger readers.

Wednesday: Kate has been reading the adventures of Max Carrados the blind Edwardian detective.

Friday: Moira believes she’s found the perfect bedside book: an anthology of obituaries.


(Photo credit: Wayne MacPhail on Flickr)

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This entry was posted on January 31, 2016 by in Coming up this week and tagged , , , .



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  • (The header image is from Aesop's Fables, illustrated by Francis Barlow (1666), and appears courtesy of the Digital and Multimedia Center at the Michigan State University Libraries.)
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