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.

Coming up on Vulpes Libris …

EBOOK FORTNIGHT:  WEEK TWO Judging by the visitors’ statistics, everyone’s enjoying eBook Fortnight almost as much as we are (we’re all sad little billy-no-mates – what’s YOUR excuse?) and telling … Continue reading

May 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Coming Up on Vulpes Libris

We’ve been wanting to bring you something on Screenwriting for a long time and finally this week, RosyB – our screenwriter in residence – has a thoughtful (and hilarious) article … Continue reading

February 6, 2011 · 5 Comments

Next week on Vulpes Libris …

. ~~~o~~~ . .A thoroughly mixed bag awaits you this week, gentle readers, with children featuring prominently – along with a healthy dose of death, art and ninjutsu topped off … Continue reading

September 20, 2009 · 1 Comment

Coming up on Vulpes …

Have any of you ever wondered how the Foxes get it together?  How they preserve their serene and swanlike public exterior while producing a continuous stream of articulate, thought-provoking and … Continue reading

March 1, 2009 · 7 Comments

Sadomasochism for Accountants by Rosy Barnes + Giveaway

We have a most exciting change to the schedule today. Novelist, poet and blogger, Anne Brooke, has given us a review of a new comedy novel penned by our very … Continue reading

February 3, 2009 · 42 Comments

Interview with Catherine O’Flynn

Catherine O’Flynn’s debut novel “What Was Lost“, published by small independent publisher Tindal Street Press , has enjoyed the most extraordinary success – nominated for most of the major literary … Continue reading

March 12, 2008 · 15 Comments

Gents by Warwick Collins

It is difficult when describing this book not to find yourself trotting out phrases that make it sound less than it is: “this little book”, “this slim volume”, “a quiet … Continue reading

January 30, 2008 · 8 Comments

The Friday Project Interview

US AND OUR BIG MOUTHS…   Lisa Glass and Rosy Barnes talk to Scott Pack of The Friday Project. Scott says: Right. I have a cuppa, a Tunnocks and some … Continue reading

January 16, 2008 · 27 Comments

Publisher Feature: Marion Boyars

The Life and Survival of an Avant-Garde publisher Rosy Barnes interviews Catheryn Kilgarriff, Managing Director of the publisher Marion Boyars. Rustling through a box of books in my parents’ house, … Continue reading

December 20, 2007 · 12 Comments

Small Publisher Interview: Emma Barnes from Snowbooks

With an award for Small Publisher of the Year 2006, not to mention personally gracing various lists of successful business people under the age of 35 (the latest, still top … Continue reading

November 23, 2007 · 13 Comments



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