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

3925394675_2ef2312121_oToday’s fox ought to be the elusive Thought Fox, as you will see, and here s/he is – a midnight fox, if not leaving footprints in the snow. It’s a week of welcomes – first of all we welcome Alan Parker with our second chosen piece from our Write For Us! competition, writing with passion about his love for the poetry of Ted Hughes. And then we say welcome back to Bookfox Lisa, fresh from completing her brilliant YA surf trilogy, who will be tempting the grown-ups as ever with a picture book for children. Hilary rounds off the the week with a return to a genre that has rather gone out of fashion – the real-life courtroom drama.

Monday: Alan Parker tells us why he will never lend his precious copy of the Collected Poems of Ted Hughes.

Wednesday: Lisa reviews Sarah McIntyre’s There’s a shark in the bath, a picture book that’s just the right mixture of silly and scary.

Friday: Hilary wonders if such a character can possibly exist in real life, as she reads Jeremy Hutchinson’s Case Histories. From Lady Chatterley’s Lover to Howard Marks. (Spoiler: he can.)

Today’s Thought Fox photo is from the Flickr photostream of Stephen Harper, and is reproduced here under a Creative Commons licence. Clicking on the image will load the source page.

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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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