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.

Crossed Wires by Rosy Thornton

When you pick up a book expecting it to be one thing and it then turns out to be something else entirely – it can be a very disconcerting experience.   … Continue reading

February 13, 2009 · 11 Comments

Hearts and Minds by Rosy Thornton (More Than Just a Review)

Plot Synopsis and Overview Television-man and Desmond Lynam lookalike James Rycarte arrives for his new job: as “Mistress” of an all-woman’s Cambridge college, the fictitious St Radegunds. Here he finds … Continue reading

January 9, 2008 · 21 Comments

Last-Minute Christmas Shopping and Other Stories

I always buy books as Christmas presents. It probably makes me predictable and dull (not to mention the Least Favourite Aunt), but I see it as a sacred duty. I … Continue reading

December 18, 2007 · 7 Comments



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