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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 ©  2013 ukgardenphotos

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No cute furry creatures this week, just some gorgeous foxy autumn colour from Winkworth Arboretum, not a million miles away from chez Bookfox Hilary; which makes me think that I should make an excursion this coming week to see this year’s maples all ablaze – followed almost immediately by the realization that around 1 million of the county population of 1.1 million are probably thinking the same thought. Oh well – here’s hoping that only 0.5 million of them turn up.

There is quite an emotional range in this week’s reading by the Bookfoxes – from amazement tinged with inadequacy on Monday to disappointment on Friday, via a sense of unease.

Monday: Hilary, who cannot put two stitches into a piece of canvas without creating a hole and several knots, is astonished by the V&A’s latest exhibition Opus Anglicanum: Masterpieces of English Medieval Embroidery – and has bought the book to prove it.

Wednesday: Kirsty D is unsettled by Deborah Levy’s Hot Milk.

Friday: Simon learns to deal with disappointment – with The Eyre Affair.

Photo credit: from the Flickr photo stream of ukgardenphotos, and reproduced here under a Creative Commons licence. Clicking on the image will load the source page.
Winkworth Arboretum, in Surrey, England, is best known for its displays of stunning autumn foliage. Managed by the UK’s National Trust, this 110 acre site contains over 1000 different species of shrubs and trees, many of which erupt into fiery displays of intense red, gold and yellow in autumn.
The Arboretum was started in 1937 by Dr. W. Fox, an enthusiastic amateur gardener and botanist who established an extensive collection of trees and shrubs, some quite rare. Many of the trees are now mature and produce impressive displays of autumn foliage.
Location: Winkworth Arboretum is located at Hascomb Road, Godalming , Surrey, GU8 4AD, England, UK.
UK Map reference: OSGB 169/170/186:SU990412
Links: More details about Winkworth Arboretum are available from the National Trust website.
© 2013 ukgardenphotos

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