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 Bookshop, by Penelope Fitzgerald

I am very much enjoying exploring a new literary landscape: East Anglia, the land of fens, floods and enormous skies. My exploration started with Sylvia Townsend Warner’s The Corner That … Continue reading

April 28, 2017 · 5 Comments

This week on Vulpes Libris …

April is a fickle and dangerous month here in the northern hemisphere (at least it is if you’re a gardener): a series of warm sunny days lull you into believing … Continue reading

April 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald

Penelope Fitzgerald is an author I’ve often read about but not actually read. She’s particularly been on the radar after the coverage of her critically acclaimed biography, by Hermione Lee, that … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · 2 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.)