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.

The Land of the Green Man. A Journey Through the Supernatural Landscapes of the British Isles, by Carolyne Larrington

This enchanting, immensely readable book can be read in several ways: it is a vastly entertaining thematic collection of folktales and fairy stories, perfect for autumn reading at a time … Continue reading

November 10, 2017 · 3 Comments

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

The epigraph of Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane comes from an interview with the late children’s author and illustrator Maurice Sendak: “I remember my own childhood vividly… … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · 4 Comments

Vulpes Libris’ All Time Greats: The Top Ten – No. 2

A repeating  pattern on Vulpes Libris over the last 5 years has been that often the reviews you expect to generate the most interest don’t – and others take you … Continue reading

September 24, 2012 · 3 Comments

Coraline by Neil Gaiman and P Craig Russell

The Graphic Novel. Review by Sharon Robinson This is a clever, inventive adaptation of a stylish ‘crossover’ novel, in which a young girl discovers an alternative reality to the one … Continue reading

February 5, 2009 · 15 Comments

Neil Gaiman’s ‘Sandman’: Dream a Little Dream of … Dream?

Article by Kari Maaren. Neil Gaiman has been popping into view quite a lot recently. His twisted children’s tale Coraline is making it to the big screen this Friday; in … Continue reading

February 4, 2009 · 9 Comments

Coming Up on Vulpes Libris

As befitting the recent announcements of Academy Award nominations, we’ve gone a bit Hollywood this week. In addition to featuring a double bill of Neil Gaiman, there’s also dogs, boats … Continue reading

February 1, 2009 · 1 Comment



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