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.

Talking Books: Audiobooks month – the Foxes Reflect

If you’re thinking that the Bookfoxes had all this month mapped out with time to spare, and gave a cursory glance to each day’s post muttering “we knew that” – … Continue reading

September 28, 2010 · 5 Comments

Trevor Byrne on The Lord of the Rings BBC radio play

Article by Trevor Byrne. When I was ten, my uncle gave me the gift of Gollum’s voice. I don’t remember my uncle visiting our house before. He had a soft … Continue reading

September 15, 2010 · 12 Comments

Coming up on Vulpes Libris …

TALKING BOOKS: AUDIOBOOK MONTH ON VULPES LIBRIS – WEEK TWO We cover a lot of ground in the second week of Talking Books. We travel from Victorian London to Middle … Continue reading

September 12, 2010 · 2 Comments

Interview with Trevor Byrne, author of Ghosts and Lightning

Welcome to Trevor Byrne, author of the superb new novel, Ghosts and Lightning (which I reviewed here). It’s been a while since I had a ‘book crush’ – the first … Continue reading

August 13, 2009 · 18 Comments

Coming up on Vulpes Libris – a busy week before a site break

Ghosts, Asia, erotic fiction, love, death, Fidel, Dublin, Coetzee…we have it all on Vulpes Libris this week. Monday 10 – Jackie counts on Michael Schuman’s The Miracle, a timely look … Continue reading

August 9, 2009 · 6 Comments

Ghosts and Lightning, by Trevor Byrne

This review contains strong language. “What d’yeh do when yer ma’s gone, like?” Denny asks on page 6 of Ghosts and Lightning and in the rest of the book Denny … Continue reading

July 12, 2009 · 7 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



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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.)