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.

Sharing Poetry

About a year ago, I joined a book group – after years of resistance. When it comes to reading, I am still a bit of a stroppy teenager, instantly resistant … Continue reading

December 4, 2014 · 5 Comments

The Pantomime Life of Joseph Grimaldi by Andrew McConnell Stott

I have a confession. I hate clowns.  I’ve always hated clowns ever since I was a child. I find them both unsettling and unfunny and, as far as I remember, … Continue reading

July 29, 2011 · 11 Comments

The Wit in the Dungeon by Anthony Holden

Leigh Hunt is almost forgotten now, even among readers, but in his heyday he was part of a circle that included the literary and artistic giants of the time. He … Continue reading

February 1, 2010 · 3 Comments



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  • (The header image is from Aesop's Fables, illustrated by Francis Barlow (1666), and appears courtesy of the Digital and Multimedia Center at the Michigan State University Libraries.)