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.

An Honourable Estate, by Elizabeth Ashworth

Elizabeth Ashworth is taking her knowledge of medieval history and her meticulous research into the arena of fiction to give readers another taste of an unfamiliar century and setting. An … Continue reading

September 7, 2012 · 7 Comments

Coming up on Vulpes Libris

For some reason, a picture of a fox skating on thin ice feels appropriate today. And on that mysterious note, here’s how the Bookfox week is lining up: Monday – … Continue reading

September 2, 2012 · 1 Comment

Index of Reviews

A Aaronovitch, Ben: Rivers of London. Body Work (review by Kate) Ackland, Valentine: The Akeing Heart (review by Kate) Ackroyd, Peter: Hawksmoor (review by Hilary) Adams, Danny: Lest Camelot Fall … Continue reading

Women proposing marriage to men in fiction – a Vulpes Libris Random

It had never occurred to me before to make these connections, but this year, just before and just after 29th February, I came across two instances in fiction of women … Continue reading

March 11, 2016 · 3 Comments

Amis and Amiloun: A Middle English Romance

Amis and Amiloun is the Middle English version of an old legend of enduring friendship: known as Amis et Amiles in French, and Amicus et Amelius in Latin. Apparently the … Continue reading

May 24, 2013 · 3 Comments

Candid opinions from a crowded Den

As the newest in the Den, I wasn’t really up to speed on ALL the Bookfoxes’ greatest hits, so instead I gladly snapped up the chance to collate these candid … Continue reading

October 18, 2012 · 8 Comments



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