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surreal cornwall

If I were to be so foolish as to try to encapsulate this week on Vulpes Libris, I might say something like ‘Surrealism bracketed by Cornwall’ … but I’m not foolish, so instead I’ll go off at a tangent and tell you that here in the UK the Met Office has announced that summer is finally on its way.

It will arrive on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, there will be violent thunderstorms.

Having got that out of the way, we can all start looking forward to Christmas.


On Monday, we talk to novelist Liz Fenwick about Cornwall, bowls of muscles and the darkling inner voice.

On Wednesday Kate reads Leonora Carrington’s slim but bonkers novel The Hearing Trumpet

Finally, on Friday, Hilary has to come to terms with an alternative Cornwall in Gavin Knight’s The Swordfish and the Star.

(Photo credit. The (slightly) surrealist view of Botallack Mine in Cornwall  is by Paul Gillard on Flickr and is reproduced under a Creative Commons licence.)

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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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