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.

Adaptation week: ‘North and South’ and a torrent of talking.

WARNING: contains MAJOR SPOILERS for both the novel and the 2004 BBC TV dramatisation. Confession time: I did not have this piece all ready prepared for this week. I’ve been … Continue reading

July 26, 2009 · 29 Comments

In Conversation with: Richard Armitage.

In the latest in our occasional series “In Conversation with …” we’re delighted to welcome actor Richard Armitage to Vulpes Libris. After working steadily for many years as an actor … Continue reading

July 8, 2009 · 132 Comments

Coming up on Vulpes Libris? Richard Armitage.

To represent the utter fabulousness of this week’s Book Fox offerings, for today’s image we give you not just any old fox but a Firefox* (yes, it’s more commonly called … Continue reading

July 5, 2009 · 22 Comments

Preston Cotton Martyrs by J S Leigh

The millworkers who shocked a nation. The working and living conditions for the mill families in Preston in the 19th century were not unusual for the time. King Cotton reigned … Continue reading

April 4, 2008 · 11 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.)