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.

Maxwell’s Ghost. An Epilogue to Gavin Maxwell’s Camusfearna, by Richard Frere

When I was a child, about 11 years old, I remember exactly where I was and how I felt when I first read Gavin Maxwell’s Ring Of Bright Water. I … Continue reading

February 1, 2013 · 31 Comments

Sunday Giveaway – Star Gazing by Linda Gillard

Winner of the Woman’s Weekly/RNA  Poll for Favourite Romantic Novel 1960 – 2010 Probably no-one was more surprised than Linda Gillard herself when her novel Star Gazing topped the recent … Continue reading

October 3, 2010 · 18 Comments

Star Gazing by Linda Gillard

The heroine of Star Gazing is prickly Marianne Fraser, a blind widow living in Edinburgh who sadly lost her husband in the Piper Alpha disaster of 1988. When Marianne meets … Continue reading

March 31, 2009 · 2 Comments



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