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.
Here 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.)