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.

Vulpes Random: Ebooks – Where are the Gatekeepers and Does it Matter?

Back in May 2012, we had a fortnight devoted to ebooks. I thought I’d resurrect Rosy’s post on the gatekeepers  (or lack thereof) of ebooks… There have been few subjects … Continue reading

May 24, 2017 · 5 Comments

My Name is Emily: A Teenage Road Movie with an Incredible Back Story

Review from the Edinburgh Film Festival 2016 At film festivals, films may be shown fleetingly – maybe two public showings in total. So, Edinburgh Film Festival has something called the … Continue reading

July 9, 2016 · 2 Comments

Brideshead Revisited: Did they or didn’t they?

(Originally published on May 22, 2010 as part of a dedicated GLBT Week on Vulpes Libris.) I first saw the iconic Granada TV series of Brideshead Revisited as a child. … Continue reading

September 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

“My Brontë is better than your Brontë”– The Great Vulpes Libris Brontë Slapdown.

  So, it was like this: one day last year in the Den, we were talking about directions VL could take, and the idea of a multi-Fox debate was mooted. … Continue reading

January 23, 2015 · 9 Comments

Children’s Books: Reading Trash – Does it Matter?

Reading around the net the other day I came across an article on An Awfully Big Blog Adventure – which is a site set up and written by children’s authors. … Continue reading

May 6, 2014 · 14 Comments

Beautiful Words by Nik Perring

Anyone who follows this site avidly (so avidly they have read every post for the past four years) will know I was a real fan of Nik Perring’s last collection … Continue reading

April 2, 2014 · 3 Comments

The raw and the personal. John Lennon’s Solo Songs: Part of Beatles’ Week on Vulpes Libris

How do you write about music? Some people manage to write reams and reams – particularly on a subject like the Beatles. People pour over every aspect and detail of … Continue reading

February 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

Michael Palin in Wyeth’s World: An Interview with Director, Eleanor Yule

RosyB interviews director, Eleonor Yule, about her latest project with Michael Palin on overlooked artists which is showing tonight on BBC2 at 9pm Andrew Wyeth – the great American tempera … Continue reading

December 29, 2013 · 5 Comments

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad: Symbols, Associations and Chinua Achebe’s famous critique: Part One

I have been wrestling with this piece for a couple of weeks now – and my deadline was today. As it approaches three in the afternoon, my post has grown … Continue reading

November 15, 2013 · 6 Comments

Happy Birthday to Us!

We are 6! Yes, Vulpes Libris was begun by Founder Fox Leena six years ago today! That was in 2007, if you are as bad at math as I am. … Continue reading

October 18, 2013 · 11 Comments

The Making of an Artist and Writer: Susie Nott Bower talks about Bodies, Creativity and Plastic Surgery in her Novel “The Making of Her”

Susie Nott-Bower is a writer and painter. Her novel “The Making of Her” charts the story of two 50 year old women – Clara and Jo. Best friends – one … Continue reading

October 4, 2013 · 7 Comments

From Feminist Comedy to Transformative Rap Poetry and Everything in Between – A Report from The Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Every year I kick myself for not seeing more of the Edinburgh Festival/Fringe. Living in the city that is home to one of the biggest festivals in the world – … Continue reading

September 4, 2013 · 6 Comments

The Power of Art Books

When I was a child, my parents had a large bookcase with a random assortment of books in it. Books on history. Various cheerful tomes about wars, DH Lawrence, ancient … Continue reading

July 8, 2013 · 5 Comments

Publishing an Ebook – quick tips and pointers

Part of Ebooks Fortnight on Vulpes Libris. Like many writers at the moment, I launched myself into ebooks due to the apparent contraction of the publishing industry in the face … Continue reading

May 30, 2012 · 4 Comments

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