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:

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The Great British Summer is well and truly installed and living up to its ‘three fine days and a thunderstorm’ reputation. In the moments when the sun DOES appear it’s lovely, but the natives know not to wander too far from shelter – and there’s a reason, you know, why we British can eat fish paste sandwiches in the rain with such sangfroid … we get LOTS of practice.

Still, at least the rain is warm – mostly – and more to the point, when it’s raining you can stay indoors with the kettle and the biscuits and shove your nose in a book without being assailed by (much of) a guilty conscience.

This week for your edification and delight, we have our usual mixed bag of reviews:

Monday: Moira considers the shattered stained glass window effect in Philip Freeman’s Celtic Mythology.

Wednesday: Hilary, the least horsey person in the whole world, is nevertheless immensely moved by Ulrich Raulff’s Farewell to the Horse: the last century of our relationship.

Friday: Simon takes a trip back the early 20th century – and possibly a century or two more – with An Adventure by C.A.E. Moberly and Eleanor Jourdain.


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This entry was posted on June 25, 2017 by in Coming up this week, Entries by Moira and tagged , , , , , .



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