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.

Opus Anglicanum: Masterpieces of English Medieval Embroidery – a Vulpes Libris Random.

If you are in range of London between now and next February, I encourage, indeed urge you to visit the V&A and see the current exhibition Opus Anglicanum: Masterpieces of … Continue reading

October 24, 2016 · 7 Comments

Royal Manuscripts: The Genius Of Illumination. Exhibition at the British Library 11 November 2011 – 13 March 2012

This is a book review of sorts, as, once this exhibition is over, the catalogue will remain to remind us of its beauties, and at the moment it is a … Continue reading

February 24, 2012 · 5 Comments

Richard III Week:The Sunne in Splendor by Sharon Kay Penman

The title can be a metaphor for many things in this book, but is most obviously taken from the emblem of Edward IV after the natural phenomenon of a parhelion, … Continue reading

August 19, 2008 · 12 Comments



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