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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It’s September and, in the northern hemisphere at least, it’s meteorological autumn.  Summer break over, the Book Foxes are drifting back into the Den, looking vaguely discombobulated and peering into tins and jars in the hope of finding something to eat that isn’t at least four weeks old.

A few of them, however, have managed to get their act together sufficiently to come up with a theme week, which only goes to show that the age of miracles has not passed.

Welcome, then, to our Country Matters Week …

Monday:  Guest writer Kat Eason is Wishing for Winter.

Tuesday: Kate reads Frank Fraser Darling’s Island Years, Island Farm while looking at the Summer Isles that he farmed.

Wednesday: Jackie enjoys the lyricism of Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek.

Thursday: Rosy reviews surprise bestseller The Shepherd’s Life by James Rebanks and is gripped, but finds herself wondering where the women are.

Friday: Hilary revels in the unique record of reading, repentance, commerce and cricket in an 18th century Sussex village that is Thomas Turner’s Diary.

One comment on “Coming up on Vulpes Libris …

  1. Jackie
    September 4, 2016

    That’s a beautiful photograph!

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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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