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.

St Valentine’s Day Special Reprise: Sylvia Townsend Warner – a biography, by Claire Harman.

What better way to celebrate St Valentine’s Day 2012, than with a story of lifelong love with a protagonist called Valentine? First published during GLBT Week on Vulpes Libris, 18 … Continue reading

February 14, 2012 · 4 Comments

Sylvia Townsend Warner – a Biography, by Claire Harman

GLBT Week on Vulpes Libris In amongst the fiction this week, I want to celebrate the remarkable love story of two writers, Sylvia Townsend Warner and Valentine Ackland, whose passionate … Continue reading

May 18, 2010 · 10 Comments

Coming Up on Vulpes Libris: GLBT Week

This week, we in Vulpes Libris get in touch with our alternative side in our first ever Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender (GLBT) Theme Week. We examine the ins and … Continue reading

May 16, 2010 · 16 Comments

Improving on Jane Austen. A Janeite asks: Why? Just … why?

Part of Hatchet Job Week. Oh dear – I’m not sure how good I’m going to be at this hatchet wielding thing. I’m quite a shrinking violet. I’ll get going, … Continue reading

April 7, 2010 · 30 Comments

Jane’s Fame, by Claire Harman

Ever since my teens, when I was introduced to the novels of Jane Austen by my mother, I’ve counted myself as a Janeite. I studied Pride and Prejudice for O … Continue reading

March 26, 2010 · 7 Comments



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