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.

Coming up on Vulpes Libris …

17368035656_1216807f35_zHistory is more comfortably viewed from a distance. Living through it as it’s actually happening is always disquieting and often alarming because no-one likes to see the familiar and safe being shifted out of focus by the unknown and unknowable.

Entirely coincidentally the three reviews on Vulpes Libris this week emphasize that fact, looking at three periods of history – one in the far past, one in the recent past and one in the present, with the world in flux and – for those affected at least – an unsettling place.

We start our journey in the turbulent Middle Ages with France’s Accursed Kings, then leapfrog to the present day in post-Brexit Britain, and finally backtrack to England during the Second World War.


Monday: Guest reviewer Colin Fisher emerges from the seven novels by Maurice Druon with a head full of French medieval history.

Wednesday: Kirsty D digests the first post-Brexit novel, Autumn by Ali Smith.

Friday: Jackie brings some attention to Lissa Evan’s quirky novel Crooked Heart.

(Photo credit: Morning Mist by Lars von Wedel, on Flickr.)

One comment on “Coming up on Vulpes Libris …

  1. noelleg44
    November 13, 2016

    Just wish people weren’t always trying to re-write history to fit their views or delete it because they find it offensive!

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