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.

Their Russians were better than our Germans

A review of The Space Race by Deborah Cadbury and Red Moon Rising by Matthew Brzezinski Part of VL’s celebration of The International Year of Astronomy Like a good rail … Continue reading

February 28, 2009 · 5 Comments

Autumn Journal, by Louis MacNeice

Article by Michael Carley As a depression approaches and the word `appeaser’ is current, AutumnĀ  Journal seems just the thing. At this distance, Louis MacNeice is theĀ  clearest-eyed of the … Continue reading

November 6, 2008 · 7 Comments



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