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.

Two Lives by Vikram Seth

Two Lives is Vikram Seth’s memoir of his uncle Shanti (Shanti Uncle) and Shanti’s German-Jewish wife, Henny Caro, who the author always called Aunty Henny, is also an examination of … Continue reading

June 23, 2010 · 5 Comments

Coming Up This Week

It’s summer, but the Foxes aren’t spending all their time at the beach, nor reading fluffy “beach books”. This week we offer a variety of topics, many of which deal … Continue reading

June 20, 2010 · Leave a comment

An Equal Music by Vikram Seth

I first read An Equal Music about ten years ago and loved it. A few years later, I finally got round to reading Vikram Seth’s stupendous epic, A Suitable Boy, … Continue reading

December 4, 2009 · 14 Comments

Coming up on Vulpes Libris

As Vulpes Libris heads into December, we’re all about great stories for an evening by the fire.  We have not one but two inheritance mysteries, a time travelling tsar and … Continue reading

November 29, 2009 · 1 Comment

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