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.

Poetry Week on VL

Welcome to our 9th Annual Poetry Week! It’s the week every spring where Vulpes Libris highlights the undervalued art of verse. This year we have a bit more of a … Continue reading

May 14, 2017 · 2 Comments

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

Gone nibbling …

The Book Foxes are taking the week off so that they can concentrate on the important business of consuming vast amounts of chocolate, hot cross buns and simnel cake. We … Continue reading

April 8, 2012 · 5 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



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