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: Penelope Farmer

Today we’re delighted to welcome the author Penelope Farmer to Vulpes Libris. With a writing career spanning five decades and a backlist that includes the children’s classics Charlotte Sometimes and … Continue reading

April 17, 2015 · 8 Comments

Interview with a Fox: Kirsty

As any regular visitors here will know, Kirsty’s specialist subject is Leon Trotsky.  Moira thought she’d have a poke around when no-one was looking and see if she could find … Continue reading

January 10, 2009 · 6 Comments

Interview with J.A. Henderson

Jan-Andrew Henderson has just won the Royal Mail Award for his novel Bunker 10.  This award is the largest children’s book prize in the UK and more importantly is voted … Continue reading

November 29, 2008 · 3 Comments

Interview with David Muirhead, author of The Clamour King (Snowbooks, 2008)

The Clamour King begins with Peter Chapman’s unexpected arrival at an all boys’ boarding school. Peter, it transpires, left his old school to escape a scandal, and it isn’t long … Continue reading

October 15, 2008 · 10 Comments

Interview with Elizabeth Chadwick.

When, earlier this year, we were looking for someone to write a piece for us in connection with our Richard III Week, I was pointed in the direction of best-selling … Continue reading

October 10, 2008 · 8 Comments

In Conversation with: Edward Petherbridge.

In the second of their occasional features “In Conversation with …”, Vulpes Libris talks to the British actor/director/writer/artist/poet Edward Petherbridge. His theatre career spans over 50 years but he is … Continue reading

June 3, 2008 · 25 Comments

Interview with Lisa Glass

Lisa’s first novel, Prince Rupert’s Teardrop, was officially released by Two Ravens Press last week, so I thought I’d ask her a few questions about the book and writing in … Continue reading

November 14, 2007 · 16 Comments



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