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.

SLIM CHANCES by Edward Petherbridge

I believe this may be a Vulpes Libris first. In the past we have inadvertently – and just once to my knowledge –  had different people reviewing the same book … Continue reading

November 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

Slim Chances and Unscheduled Appearances by Edward Petherbridge

 “The portrayal of real life on the stage is too important to be managed without the use of long-practised artifice, magic, imagination, ritual and masquerade …” (Chapter 28:  A Plea … Continue reading

October 4, 2011 · 12 Comments

Adaptation Week: Wuthering Heights

All You Need is a Shovel. As anyone who passes through Vulpes on a regular basis can probably tell you, I can anorak for England on the subject of Wuthering … Continue reading

July 22, 2009 · 12 Comments



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