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.

Excellent Women, by Barbara Pym

I’m not sure if Barbara Pym’s acclaimed novel Excellent Women really needs another review, but on the off-chance that any readers are out there who have not discovered her work, … Continue reading

December 2, 2011 · 14 Comments

The Voices of Morebath: Reformation and Rebellion in an English Village, by Eamon Duffy

This book came into my house very highly recommended – er … ten years ago. Looking for something suitable to the season, I finally tried to read past Chapter 2, … Continue reading

April 22, 2011 · 6 Comments



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