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.

Lest Camelot Fall

Guest poster Holly took a very long time to read this Arthurian fantasy novel, but every time she went back to it, she remembered where she was, what was happening, and … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

Mary Stewart 1916-2014

When I told the Foxes I wanted to write about Mary Stewart, there was a chorus of ‘oh no, she’s died? Oh, yes please, we want to read about her’. … Continue reading

May 17, 2014 · 8 Comments

Medieval Week on VL

A few months ago, Founder Bookfox Leena suggested we do a week devoted to literature of the Middle Ages. It was greeted with Huzzahs in The Den and we began … Continue reading

May 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Death of Arthurian Legend?

Arthurian legend has experienced something of a renaissance in recent years. Clive Owen and Keira Knightley starred in King Arthur in 2004, the BBC premiered its popular series Merlin in … Continue reading

March 8, 2011 · 9 Comments

Coming up on Vulpes Libris

Well, we’re not doing brilliantly with our resolution to reduce the number of postings on Vulpes Libris. Once again we have a full week. Hurray. King Arthur, Cuba, Alice in … Continue reading

March 6, 2011 · 3 Comments

Here Lies Arthur by Philip Reeve

Adapted from my Chicklish review. Here Lies Arthur is a look at the legendary Arthur, but not as we know him. Arthur is no king, instead he’s a sixth century … Continue reading

May 7, 2008 · 8 Comments

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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.)