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.

This week on Vulpes Libris …

sunriseHere in the UK, overnight temperatures are starting to dip into single figures and mornings are dawning cool and misty. Autumn is upon us with a vengeance and just as squirrels stockpile acorns for the long winter ahead, so the Foxes stockpile books. (Actually, to be honest, we don’t need the excuse of winter – we do it at the slightest provocation, but it sounds good …)

We have a terrific week coming up on VL with reviews of two books we predict will be hitting many people’s online shopping baskets and a piece on one of the most astonishing historical and literary finds ever.


Monday: Guest reviewer Lucy walks us through a manga retelling of Shakespeare’s Richard III and Henry VI, Requiem of the Rose King.

Wednesday: Kirsty D is bloody impressed with Booker-shortlisted His Bloody Project.

Friday: In her piece postponed from last week, Kirsty M reflects on the extraordinary discoveries made at Qumran, in the Judaean desert, in 1947.


(Photo credit: Autumn Sunrise over Nithsdale. © M K Briggs. 2016.)

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This entry was posted on October 9, 2016 by in Coming up this week, Entries by Moira 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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