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.

Vulpes Random: On marking a poetry exam

I collect my share of the poetry exam scripts, put them in my bike pannier, and cycle home. I put them on the table, close my laptop to avoid distracting emails, find … Continue reading

May 18, 2017 · 2 Comments

Hope Jahren’s Lab Girl

Hope Jahren is a scientist, now based in Hawai’i, but she’s worked in and built laboratories all over the USA. She’s a plant scientist, a palaeobotanist and geobiologist, searching for … Continue reading

July 6, 2016 · 1 Comment

Adaptation Week: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

*NB. Yes this does have spoilers, but then so does the book. As this is a modern classic, it is impossible to discuss in detail without giving away the story. … Continue reading

July 21, 2009 · 15 Comments

Interview: Sam Kelly and David Bishop on Napier University’s New Creative Writing MA

Napier Universityin Edinburgh is launching a new Creative Writing MA  with a difference. Not only is there a big focus on genre (with modules in screenwriting and NO poetry) but  … Continue reading

June 19, 2009 · 13 Comments

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