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

This week VL takes on a lofty air as we dive into words, both the use of them in a technical way and the use of them by Masters of writing. We feature two beloved authors, Jane Austen and Agatha Christie, but from a slightly different angle than usual. And then there’s Friday’s cryptic post. We hope you’ll enjoy our high-brow offerings this week.

Monday- Hilary’s contribution to the What I Did On My Holidays theme revolves around Jane Austen and Chawton.

Wednesday- Kate revels in A is for Arsenic. The Poisons of Agatha Christie, by Kathryn Harkup.

Friday- Moira reviews a book written by three lexicographers about the words used by a fourth lexicographer …

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  • (The header image is from Aesop's Fables, illustrated by Francis Barlow (1666), and appears courtesy of the Digital and Multimedia Center at the Michigan State University Libraries.)
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