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.
Moira currently lives in Cumbria with two Jack Russells and two thousand books*. She was the manager of a small charity in the Lake District for over 20 years, until its closure in 2014 and was usually to be found pushing paperwork grumpily around her desk, writing slightly anarchic newsletters and avoiding answering the ‘phone. She is now considering her options, one of which is to write a roman à clef exacting revenge on everyone who’s done her wrong in the last 30 years – or possibly more, depending on how good her memory is.
Her taste in reading tends towards non-fiction, which probably explains why she has a head stuffed full of completely useless information with nowhere to go except the general knowledge crosswords in the weekend papers.
She writes poetry badly, paints enthusiastically, embroiders beautifully and spends hours in her garden trying to prevent it from taking over the house. Given the opportunity, she goes for long walks all by herself because it saves her from having to make polite conversation.
She also has a deeply misleading habit of talking about herself in the third person.
(If you really want to know more about her, you’ll find an interview with her here.)
* This is not hyperbole.