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.

Antonia White’s Frost in May

The advance publicity for this review of Antonia White’s 1933 novel Frost In May warns that I am enraged. I’d be amazed if anyone reading this novel is not similarly … Continue reading

November 1, 2017 · 6 Comments

The Corner That Held Them, by Sylvia Townsend Warner.

More nuns. 14th century English ones, this time. I hope that’s not too many nuns in one month, but I couldn’t get my very positive recollection of this novel out … Continue reading

January 29, 2010 · 10 Comments

Coming up on Vulpes Libris

It’s all ups and downs on VL this week as the Foxes tell us about their exhilarating, frustrating, disappointing and uplifting cultural encounters.  Hold on tight! On Monday, Jackie considers … Continue reading

January 24, 2010 · 1 Comment

Sacred Hearts, by Sarah Dunant

I picked up Sarah Dunant’s ‘Sacred Hearts’ this Christmas, thinking it would be a perfect holiday read. It is the first of her novels that I have read; the reviews … Continue reading

January 14, 2010 · 12 Comments



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