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.

Coming Up On Vulpes Libris

17837399742_6d1cc57160_meek beginning 21st February: and now a return to our normally scheduled, not-quite-so-romantic programming. Last week was potentially a time of dilemmas, exemplified by hearing at the supermarket checkout about a chap who tried to turn down the chocolates in his Valentine’s meal deal because it is Lent, but the till operator had to tell him it was a deal-breaker because the Computer Says No. A stronger argument for fixing the date of Easter I have yet to encounter.

However, anything but Lenten fare on Vulpes Libris – read on to learn about our typically varied offering for this week.

Monday: Cath reads a book about the importance of living gracefully and finds from direct experience that this is way easier said than done.

Wednesday: Hilary, fleeing from a brush with the Oxfordians, cleanses her palate with the wonderful literary detective Charles Nicholls’s book of essays Traces Remain, which starts in the age of Shakespeare and takes us much further.

Friday: Simon takes a virtual trip to Renishaw Hall and the fascinating Sitwells, led by Desmond Seward.

Today’s capital letter by Walter Crane is in the public domain.

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