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.

It’s Romance Week on Vulpes Libris …

Never let it be said that we grumpy old Foxes don’t have our mushy side, and to prove it – it’s Romance Week on Vulpes Libris (‘And about time too’, … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Lords of the North by Bernard Cornwell, read by Richard Armitage

Part of Audiobook Month on Vulpes Libris The eagle-eyed among you will have spotted that, when the name of actor Richard Armitage comes up on Vulpes Libris, I am never … Continue reading

September 10, 2010 · 25 Comments

School’s Out!

We have a fairly heavy schedule coming up on VL over the next few months, so we’ve decided to take our summer break early this year.  We’re  leaving the site … Continue reading

July 4, 2010 · 3 Comments

An Interview with Jane Prowse

Following yesterday’s review of Hattori Hachi – Revenge of Praying Mantis – Vulpes Libris is delighted to welcome its author – television director, screenwriter and playwright Jane Prowse – to … Continue reading

September 25, 2009 · 10 Comments

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

Stuart Maconie: Pies and Prejudice – In Search of the North.

Review by Hilary Ely. Cards on the table – I loved this book. I am half-Northern (that is, if you count The Wirral – discuss, vigorously), but born and brought … Continue reading

February 12, 2009 · 7 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.)