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 This Week

Here we are, at the end of another year and for VL’s last posts of 2016, the Foxes have a mix of seasonal and history books this week. A childrens’ book and a 20th Century short story gets our readers in the mood for Christmas and we finish the week with a book about a man who was a witness to English history.

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Monday- In a Vulpes Classic, Lisa tells us about the humorous children’s book, Dear Father Christmas by Alan Durant.

Wednesday- Jackie revisits Gift of the Magi, O. Henry’s short story about the true meaning of Christmas.

Friday- Hilary finds that shame has driven her to read one of last year’s Christmas books before this Christmas, and is kicking herself that she did not get around to Ruth Scurr’s John Aubrey: My Own Life much, much sooner.

Photo of star ornament taken by Book Fox Jackie, one of many on her Christmas tree.

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