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.

A poem found on the Road to Nowhere – Norman Nicholson’s ‘Rising Five’.

Millom in Cumbria was once a rural community with a scattered population that relied heavily on farming and fishing to scratch a living. All of that changed forever in the … Continue reading

May 12, 2015 · 5 Comments

Bound for Success

The story of self-publishing at Florence Arts Centre, Egremont, Cumbria. by Alan Cleaver. For good or for bad, there’s a publishing revolution going on at the moment – and self-publishing … Continue reading

April 30, 2015 · 3 Comments

Fisherground: Living the Dream – by Ian Hall

Before I go any further, I need to say that I know Ian and Jen Hall, Fisherground Farm, the Eskdale Valley, the Wakes and virtually the entire supporting cast of … Continue reading

April 4, 2014 · 5 Comments

Poetry Week: Wednesday Early Closing ~ by Norman Nicholson

A Review and overview by David Boyd. Norman Nicholson (NN) was first and foremost a ‘man of Millom’, a small, isolated, now-dying, post-industrial town in south west Cumbria. But, unlike … Continue reading

May 19, 2009 · 15 Comments



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