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.

Hearts, Horses and Hellraisers: In Conversation with Fiona Walker

Today, VL’s resident It girl and society reporter Ticky Dogge-Hare talks (in a rather chaotic way, I’m afraid) to fab novelist Fiona Walker. Fiona’s recent books include The Love Letter … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · 4 Comments

Spellbound by Jane Green: where the magic simply fails to ignite

Alice knows she should be happy. After all, she has a handsome husband, a beautiful house and membership to all the most exclusive clubs in London. So what if the … Continue reading

July 12, 2012 · 6 Comments

The Two Mrs Robinsons by Donna Hay – and now for something charmingly different

All Eve ever wanted was the security of a loving husband and family, so when Oliver left her and started a new family with Anna, she could never entirely let … Continue reading

June 14, 2012 · 4 Comments

Sleeping Arrangements by Madeleine Wickham: a holiday to remember

Chloe needs a holiday. She’s sick of making wedding dresses and her partner is having trouble at work. Her wealthy friend Gerard has offered the loan of his luxury villa … Continue reading

May 10, 2012 · 7 Comments

The Love Letter by Fiona Walker

In today’s post, fabby guest Fox Ticky Dogge-Hare does eventually get round to talking about the book she’s reviewing… It was a warm spring evening, and I was sitting at … Continue reading

May 1, 2012 · 8 Comments

Thursday soapbox: Hooray for chicklit!

by the Hon Ticky Dogge-Hare It all started, you see, when my lovely but terribly serious old school chum Charlie invited me to one of her awful dinner parties. Now, … Continue reading

April 5, 2012 · 9 Comments

31 Dream Street by Lisa Jewell: a story and indeed a street with heart

Reclusive landlord Toby Dobbs has a houseful of long-term tenants – lost and lonely souls to whom he’s happy to offer sanctuary. He knows little about them, until the day … Continue reading

February 2, 2012 · 6 Comments

Easy Excess: the Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella

Becky Bloomwood has a spending problem. Let’s get something straight right away. This is not a minor spending problem. This is not one of those cutesy-pie fictional heroines who simply … Continue reading

February 1, 2012 · 9 Comments

The Tennis Party by Madeleine Wickham: a book where I really didn’t love all

It’s a sunny summer Saturday and four couples gather for a weekend of tennis. Meet the tournament hosts: self-made man Patrick and his brash and beautiful wife Caroline, out to … Continue reading

December 14, 2011 · 11 Comments

Cocktails for Three by Madeleine Wickham: a disappointingly light concoction

Three great friends, smart and successful, meet for cocktails and gossip once a month. Roxanne: glamorous, self-confident, with a secret lover – will he ever leave his wife and marry her? … Continue reading

November 24, 2011 · 6 Comments

To Marry a Prince by Sophie Page – a novel I just couldn’t resist …

Bella Greenwood isn’t a fairytale girl. If pushed, she’d probably tell you that her perfect wedding would involve a handful of close friends and family. But as she’s never met … Continue reading

September 8, 2011 · 14 Comments

The Gatecrasher by Madeleine Wickham: a warm-hearted and uplifting read

Fleur Daxeny is beautiful, unscrupulous, and has a large wardrobe of black designer suits. With the help of The Times announcements page she gatecrashes the funerals and memorial services of … Continue reading

August 18, 2011 · 7 Comments

The Wedding Girl by Madeleine Wickham – a tale of two marriages

At eighteen, Milly was up for anything. So when a friend asked her to marry him just so he could stay in England, she didn’t hesitate. To make it seem … Continue reading

June 30, 2011 · 12 Comments

I Love the 80s by Megan Crane – a book of two halves

Jenna loved everything about the 80s – the hair, the fashion, the music – and most of all, Tommy Seer, pop legend. He was the one for her until he … Continue reading

June 23, 2011 · 6 Comments



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