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.

Give them Lego

A Review of Backroom Boys by Francis Spufford Of the half-witteries that have brought us to the present crisis, one of the worst is `creative industry’. This is a phrase … Continue reading

February 26, 2009 · 8 Comments

Architect and Engineer: A Study in Sibling Rivalry, by Andrew Saint

Article by Michael Carley Without engineers nothing would stand up; without architects, we would not want it to. The world we live in is the world engineers have made;  the … Continue reading

January 8, 2009 · 6 Comments



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