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 Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad

Since being assigned this story in my teens, I’ve read it several more times and it always leaves a feeling of puzzlement. To be honest, I understand it less each … Continue reading

October 22, 2012 · 10 Comments

A festive interview with author Tom Vowler

Regular readers might remember that Vulpes Libris recently reviewed Tom Vowler’s excellent short story collection, The Method and Other Stories. Today we welcome Tom to Vulpes Libris for a festive-themed … Continue reading

December 10, 2010 · 6 Comments

The Frozen Thames, by Helen Humphreys

In its long history, the river Thames has frozen solid forty times. These are the stories of that frozen river. So begins Helen Humphrey’s superb collection of short fiction based … Continue reading

January 11, 2008 · 8 Comments



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