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.

A poem found on the Road to Nowhere – Norman Nicholson’s ‘Rising Five’.

Millom in Cumbria was once a rural community with a scattered population that relied heavily on farming and fishing to scratch a living. All of that changed forever in the … Continue reading

May 12, 2015 · 5 Comments

Norman Nicholson – The Fire of the Lord and The Green Shore

Review by David Boyd Norman Nicholson (‘NN’) is best known for his poetry, but his poetry is in a way just the distillation of a lifetime of all kinds of … Continue reading

July 20, 2011 · 6 Comments

Poetry Week: Wednesday Early Closing ~ by Norman Nicholson

A Review and overview by David Boyd. Norman Nicholson (NN) was first and foremost a ‘man of Millom’, a small, isolated, now-dying, post-industrial town in south west Cumbria. But, unlike … Continue reading

May 19, 2009 · 15 Comments

NORMAN NICHOLSON

Norman Nicholson. 1914 – 1987 In his introduction to the 1947 Camden Classics edition of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights Norman Nicholson said,”No artist is an accident, yet if we try … Continue reading

March 28, 2008 · 14 Comments

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