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.

What We Read on Our Summer Vacation

As you know, the Foxes were on summer break for the month of August, but even though we were doing other activities, being Book Foxes, of course we didn’t leave … Continue reading

September 14, 2016 · 2 Comments

Air by Lisa Glass

The View from the Den. (Message from Eve and Moira: Before we start, we need to state the blindingly obvious: that Lisa is both a fellow Book Fox and our … Continue reading

August 7, 2015 · 5 Comments

Coming Up on Vulpes Libris

I know I am a little obsessed with moons, but Autumn is the time for moon-lovers, with great big bright full moons that mean it’s not a disaster if I … Continue reading

October 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

Snake Beach, by Lisa Glass

Ebooks Fortnight on Vulpes Libris. Interview with Lisa Glass by former Book Fox, Emily Gale. I met Lisa Glass on a forum for aspiring and published writers several years ago. … Continue reading

May 29, 2012 · 8 Comments

Coming up on Vulpes Libris …

EBOOK FORTNIGHT:  WEEK TWO Judging by the visitors’ statistics, everyone’s enjoying eBook Fortnight almost as much as we are (we’re all sad little billy-no-mates – what’s YOUR excuse?) and telling … Continue reading

May 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Interview with crime thriller writer Katherine Howell

Today we have the privilege of bringing you an interview with bestselling crime thriller writer Katherine Howell. Her latest novel, Cold Justice, is out in paperback now. Regular readers of … Continue reading

August 31, 2011 · 5 Comments

Prince Rupert’s Teardrop by Lisa Glass

Vulpes Revisited As we now have so many new readers, we thought it would be an excellent idea if we occasionally reprinted some of the earliest reviews on Vulpes Libris, … Continue reading

September 11, 2009 · 6 Comments

Coming Up on Vulpes Libris

We have an eclectic mix this week on VL, but the undercurrent to them all is behavior; good, bad and seductive. We are also pleased to welcome a new guest … Continue reading

September 6, 2009 · 1 Comment

Interview with Trevor Byrne, author of Ghosts and Lightning

Welcome to Trevor Byrne, author of the superb new novel, Ghosts and Lightning (which I reviewed here). It’s been a while since I had a ‘book crush’ – the first … Continue reading

August 13, 2009 · 19 Comments

Interview with Canongate – Publisher of the Year. Lisa Glass talks to Jamie Byng.

NEWSFLASH. INTERVIEW WITH JAMIE BYNG Vulpes Libris is relaunching its popular Publisher Interview features. To start us off with a bang and some spectacular virtual fireworks, we’re thrilled to bring … Continue reading

June 9, 2009 · 26 Comments

Vanessa and Virginia by Susan Sellers

Vanessa and Virginia is a first for me. I’ve never before reviewed a book written by one of my TRP stable-mates and, as those of you who read the Two … Continue reading

June 14, 2008 · 13 Comments

Feather Man by Rhyll McMaster

Let me say first that Rhyll McMaster is an extraordinary writer. Her prose is dazzling, poetic and thought-provoking, and this is literary fiction at its best. Feather Man is Sooky’s … Continue reading

May 21, 2008 · 6 Comments

Interview with Susan Barrett – author of Fixing Shadows and The Inconstant Husband

Today we’re lucky enough to have an interview with Susan Barrett – a very talented writer of historical fiction. I first discovered Fixing Shadows on Leena’s recommendation and was very … Continue reading

April 30, 2008 · 10 Comments

Belonging by Ron Butlin

Part of Scottish Literature week. Belonging by Ron Butlin is an intense and challenging novel about Jack, a Scotsman who’s stuck in a life that he seems to have drifted … Continue reading

April 14, 2008 · 17 Comments



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