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.

Iris & Ruby by Rosie Thomas

After re-reading Moon Tiger for a review earlier this year, I was in the mood for something in a similar vein. Iris & Ruby, while by no means the same … Continue reading

September 23, 2011 · 2 Comments

Coming up on Vulpes Libris

As we move towards autumn, the Book Foxes have no intention of winding down and taking things easy. But there does seem to be an air of contemplation in the … Continue reading

September 11, 2011 · 2 Comments

Grievance by Marguerite Alexander

To escape the claustrophobia of her small hometown and troubled family life, Nora Doyle enrols at a London university. But instead of finding friendship and understanding, she becomes the obsession … Continue reading

September 7, 2011 · 6 Comments

The Pirate’s Daughter by Margaret Cezair-Thompson

I’ve always enjoyed Errol Flynn films. There’s nothing like a rainy Saturday, a plate of hot buttered crumpets and Captain Blood on the telly. But beyond that I knew very … Continue reading

August 24, 2011 · 3 Comments

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

Welcome to Bascom, North Carolina, where it seems that everyone has a story to tell about the Waverley women. The house that’s been in the family for generations, the walled … Continue reading

August 15, 2011 · 3 Comments

The People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

Hanna Heath is an Australian book conservator who is called to war torn Bosnia in 1996 to work on the Sarajevo Haggadah, a Jewish prayer book that has survived for … Continue reading

July 21, 2011 · 5 Comments

Goodbye to Harry Potter and friends.

For those of you who are planning to read the series for the first time or not aware how the last film ends, please be aware that here be spoilers. … Continue reading

July 16, 2011 · 7 Comments

Coming up on Vulpes Libris

We have action packed week for you all, I hope you you’re all prepared? We have vengeance, history, thrills, spills and tearful goodbyes. Brace yourselves. Monday: Jackie considers The Revenge … Continue reading

July 10, 2011 · Leave a comment

White Teeth by Zadie Smith

There are some books that you enjoy so much that you’re wary of reading anything else by that author. It just cannot possibly be as good and it’s not worth … Continue reading

July 6, 2011 · 4 Comments

Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson

I sort of missed the Kate Atkinson trend. For a while now, I’ve seen her name everywhere, but somehow never picked up one of her books. It only dawned on … Continue reading

June 27, 2011 · 12 Comments

Coming up on Vulpes Libris

This week, as we have been promised sunshine, the Foxes will be out enjoying it, hence a rather quiet week. But that just means there’s plenty of time for you … Continue reading

June 5, 2011 · 2 Comments

Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss

I managed to miss out on this book when it was first published in 2003 though I remember clearly its immediate popularity.  I received it recently as a birthday present … Continue reading

May 30, 2011 · 14 Comments

Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively

There are some books that define you at a certain moment in your life. Some, on the other hand, illustrate what you want your future to look like, who you … Continue reading

May 9, 2011 · 9 Comments

Coming up on Vulpes Libris

I feel a little like there’ll be no one reading this post as the weather is so divine. You really ought to be out soaking up the rays and dancing … Continue reading

April 10, 2011 · 1 Comment



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