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.

A Woman Of Integrity, by J David Simons

Once again, J David Simons has written a novel that takes a wide sweep across the last century and this one, unravelling private secrets from a public life. The protagonists … Continue reading

April 7, 2017 · 1 Comment

An Exquisite Sense Of What Is Beautiful, by J David Simons

An Exquisite Sense Of What Is Beautiful is an accomplished and finely structured novel that takes a wide sweep across the world and through time, from London to Japan and … Continue reading

July 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

Thursday Soapbox: J. David Simons on writing historical fiction and minimizing the research

Article by J. David Simons, author of The Liberation of Celia Kahn and The Credit Draper. I have written two works of historical fiction – The Credit Draper and The … Continue reading

March 3, 2011 · 19 Comments

This week on Vulpes Libris:

The weather in the UK at the moment is what is generally referred to as ‘changeable’, veering dramatically between almost spring-like to near-arctic, often within the space of a couple … Continue reading

February 26, 2011 · 3 Comments

The Liberation of Celia Kahn by J. David Simons + GIVEAWAY

Glasgow 1915. Set against the background of rent strikes, anti-war sentiment and a revolution brewing in Russia, a young Jewish woman from the Gorbals gains her first taste for protest … Continue reading

February 16, 2011 · 13 Comments

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