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.
One Day Without Us is a British grassroots campaign to celebrate the contributions that EU citizens and migrants from all over the world make and have made to daily British life. It culminates in a national day of action all over the UK on Monday 20 February 2017. See what else is happening in your area.
What have migrants ever done for English literature? The critieria used to select these names was the spontaneous feeling of ‘My goodness, I thought they were BRITISH …’. They lived in the UK, they were born elsewhere, but they changed British literary culture for ever. In a GOOD way. If I could invite them to a party to celebrate their contributions, these would be top of my list.
Who of your favourite migrant authors would you invite to the party, and what would you offer them to drink?
Snuggling down with books in the chilly mornings is advised, and then the warm afternoons can draw you out onto the park benches. Let us offer you some absorbing reading suggestions to get you down to the library.
Monday 18th: the personal is political is … procedural? Guest Fox Margaret Kirk discusses crime writing and current events.
Wednesday 20th: Colin is off to the wars and is charmed by Anthony Rhodes’ Sword of Bone and impressed by a 1920s forgotten bestseller, W F Morris’ Bretherton.
Friday 22nd: Kate is embarrassed to have taken so long to discover Penelope Lively’s adult fiction.