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.

Coming Up This Week

It’s the last week of summer. In the U.S., the new school year has already begun and that always signals that autumn is here, even if the sun is still … Continue reading

August 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh

I do not, it would be fair to say, have much grounding in medicine. I got deeply average marks in my Standard Grade Physics and Chemistry, and didn’t even touch … Continue reading

July 4, 2014 · 4 Comments

Kill-Grief by Caroline Rance

From the very first sentence, this book wraps you round in a coat of darkness, tension, low-life street horror and kick-ass descriptive poetry strong enough to obliterate several countries and … Continue reading

May 28, 2009 · 8 Comments

The Making of Mr. Gray’s Anatomy: Bodies, Books, Fortune, Fame by Ruth Richardson

Reviewed by Caroline Rance A century and a half after its publication, Gray’s Anatomy is a familiar title even to those of us without a medical credential to our name. … Continue reading

March 12, 2009 · 6 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.)