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.

In conversation with Brendan Walsh, literary editor, The Tablet

  I have been reviewing books for The Tablet – Britain’s second oldest weekly paper, and a Catholic literary institution – since 2013. As a newcomer in every sense, I … Continue reading

September 9, 2015 · 3 Comments

Palgrave Pivot: mopping up the mid-length manuscripts

Until a few years ago, the normal way to publish academic research from the humanities or social services (a requirement of the job) was to write a book of 80,000 … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · 2 Comments

An interview with Slightly Foxed

I am a loud and enthusiastic fan of Slightly Foxed (the ‘companionable quarterly magazine that’s all about discovering good books and the pleasure of reading’, to quote their website) and, even … Continue reading

April 27, 2015 · 4 Comments

In conversation with The Book View Café

The Book View Café is a cooperative publishing house, founded by a group of authors who wanted to take control of how their writing was published, and to get them past the … Continue reading

April 24, 2015 · 7 Comments

In conversation with: Catherine Pope

Dr Catherine Pope is the founder of Victorian Secrets, an independent publishing house dedicated to producing high-quality books from and about the nineteenth century. We asked her to speak to us … Continue reading

April 22, 2015 · 3 Comments

The Benefits of Merciless Respect

Janet Allison Brown A few years ago, when my husband was travelling and the kids were becoming self-sufficient, I finally finished a novel I was proud of: The Walker’s Daughter, … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · 3 Comments

Environment, Society, Language: The Rachel Carson Center

The Rachel Carson Center, in Munich, is a unique environment: engaged, stimulating, sometimes fraught, always interesting.  I should know, because I was fortunate enough to work there as an editor … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · 2 Comments

In Conversation with Jane Prowse.

On Wednesday, Moira reviewed the third novel in the Hattori Hachi trilogy, Curse of the Diamond Daggers. Today, she catches up with the author Jane Prowse, an old friend of … Continue reading

December 7, 2012 · 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

Podcast: Vulpes gets hip and happening with Cargo Publishing

In the first ever official Vulpes Libris generated podcast (ok ok,  we had Edward Petherbridge’s recording this month – but not sure if it counts as “Vulpes Libris generated”) Eve … Continue reading

September 25, 2010 · 5 Comments

Where Beagles Dare: Speaking for Darwin? The Dawkins/Darwin Audio Debate

PART OF TALKING BOOKS: AUDIO BOOK MONTH ON VULPES LIBRIS Abridgement is always a thorny issue in audiobooks. However, I was surprised, and slightly perturbed, to read that one of … Continue reading

September 13, 2010 · 18 Comments

Interview with Nicolas Soames of Naxos AudioBooks

Audiobook Month on Vulpes Libris Audiobook Month on Vulpes hits the ground running with a fascinating and wide-ranging interview with Nicolas Soames, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Naxos AudioBooks. —o— … Continue reading

September 6, 2010 · 11 Comments

Coming Up This Week

We have a mixed bouquet of topics this week on VL, not only some thought provoking reviews, but also an interview with a publisher and a tale of how the … Continue reading

June 27, 2010 · Leave a comment

Publisher Feature: Interview with Myriad Editions

As the latest in our series of publisher interviews, RosyB talks to Victoria Blunden, Fiction Editor of Brighton-based publisher, Myriad Editions, well-known publisher of political Atlases about their recent move … Continue reading

February 18, 2010 · 7 Comments



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