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.

In Conversation with Jane Prowse.

On Wednesday, Moira reviewed the third novel in the Hattori Hachi trilogy, Curse of the Diamond Daggers. Today, she catches up with the author Jane Prowse, an old friend of … Continue reading

December 7, 2012 · 3 Comments

Hattori Hachi: Curse of the Diamond Daggers by Jane Prowse

“Called to Japan with her family and friends, Hattie Jackson discovers her destiny is to resolve the cataclysmic rift in the Hattori family that began centuries before. To do it, … Continue reading

December 4, 2012 · 7 Comments

Adapting Sex for the Stage by Jane Prowse

“By the time I’m 67 – next March – I want to have had a lot of sex with a man I like.  If you want to talk first, Trollope … Continue reading

October 27, 2010 · 10 Comments

An Interview with Jane Prowse

Following yesterday’s review of Hattori Hachi – Revenge of Praying Mantis – Vulpes Libris is delighted to welcome its author – television director, screenwriter and playwright Jane Prowse – to … Continue reading

September 25, 2009 · 10 Comments

Hattori Hachi: The Revenge of Praying Mantis ~ by Jane Prowse

Fifteen year old Hattie Jackson’s apparently normal life in Camden changes forever when her Japanese mother Chiyoko disappears one night under mysterious circumstances.  Hattie is understandably startled to discover that … Continue reading

September 24, 2009 · 11 Comments



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