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.

William Shakespeare. Poetry selected by Ted Hughes.

This elegant book is part of a series published by Faber, of poetry selected by poets. So, we have for instance W B Yeats selected by Seamus Heaney, Ezra Pound … Continue reading

May 15, 2015 · 6 Comments

Roads Ahead, Edited by Catherine O’Flynn

Tindal Street Press is a small regional publisher based in Birmingham. With many prize-winning books on its lists (including three Booker Prize nominees: Clare Morall’s Astonishing Splashes of Colour,  Catherine … Continue reading

November 24, 2009 · 4 Comments

Adam Sexton (ed.): Love Stories: A Literary Companion to Tennis

Ah… Wimbledon. This is normally one of the best times of the year for me, which is why a week ago I chose Love Stories for this week’s review. Thanks … Continue reading

June 29, 2008 · 13 Comments



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