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.

Fell by Jenn Ashworth

Alluring, ephemeral and deadly, Morecambe Bay dominates the coastal areas of south Cumbria and north west Lancashire. No-one who has ever travelled by train between Oxenholme and Lancaster can forget … Continue reading

June 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Coming Up on Vulpes Libris

Foxes’ tails come in all shapes and sizes, and very few more beautiful than this gorgeous seed-head of Foxtail grass. It has been a week of plant-consciousness, what with the … Continue reading

May 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

It’s Not Behind You: Poor Souls’ Light

Last year, the Curious Tales publishing collective launched their first limited-run, illustrated collection of ghost stories (no reprints, no POD, no Kindle): The Longest Night, five tales in the spirit … Continue reading

December 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

Self-publishing and the oral tradition: The birth of ‘The Longest Night’

Shortly before Christmas, we reviewed an anthology of horror stories – The Longest Night: Five Curious Tales. Today we’re joined by one of the five contributing authors, Tom Fletcher, who … Continue reading

December 27, 2013 · 5 Comments

The Longest Night: Five Curious Tales

A collection of five seasonal short stories illustrated by Beth Ward, with an introduction by Stephen Volk. Christmas and ghost stories are inextricable linked – as if the shadowy corners … Continue reading

December 16, 2013 · 4 Comments

Coming up this week on Vulpes Libris …

The Foxes have come up with their usual mixed bag this week – from forest fires to stroppy adolescents via a reworking of a wicked classic and a new biography … Continue reading

February 26, 2012 · 1 Comment



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  • (The header image is from Aesop's Fables, illustrated by Francis Barlow (1666), and appears courtesy of the Digital and Multimedia Center at the Michigan State University Libraries.)