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.

Panther by Brecht Evens

I’m not sure I’ve ever felt more hipster than when I preordered a copy of a Belgian graphic novel in translation. Yep, that’s the kind of life I live now. … Continue reading

June 23, 2016 · 1 Comment

Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi – Take 2

A Vulpes Libris Classic. When Bookfox Kate suggested that we take a week to consider the current refugee crisis, I could not help remembering reading Persepolis and the particular impact … Continue reading

September 25, 2015 · 4 Comments

Vulpes Libris’ All Time Greats: The Top Ten – No. 2

A repeating  pattern on Vulpes Libris over the last 5 years has been that often the reviews you expect to generate the most interest don’t – and others take you … Continue reading

September 24, 2012 · 3 Comments

Tamara Drewe by Posy Simmonds

This beautifully-detailed graphic novel is a follow-up to Gemma Bovery, Posy Simmonds’s version of Flaubert’s Madame Bovary. Tamara Drewe’s relationship to its novel of origin, Hardy’s Far From The Madding … Continue reading

January 12, 2010 · 5 Comments

Coraline by Neil Gaiman and P Craig Russell

The Graphic Novel. Review by Sharon Robinson This is a clever, inventive adaptation of a stylish ‘crossover’ novel, in which a young girl discovers an alternative reality to the one … Continue reading

February 5, 2009 · 15 Comments



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