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Fri, 10 Nov 2017 11:01:24 +0000
Moving House …
Although Vulpes Libris had intended to continue blogging on WordPress until the end of the year, things have changed, and we have decided to accelerate the move to blogging solely … Continue reading

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 11:35:12 +0000
The Land of the Green Man. A Journey Through the Supernatural Landscapes of the British Isles, by Carolyne Larrington
This enchanting, immensely readable book can be read in several ways: it is a vastly entertaining thematic collection of folktales and fairy stories, perfect for autumn reading at a time … Continue reading

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 09:14:19 +0000
Ulysses by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
And this gray spirit yearning in desire To follow knowledge like a sinking star, Beyond the utmost bound of human thought. ~o~O~o~ Much of Tennyson’s finest poetry is informed by … Continue reading

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 11:44:25 +0000
Caroline by Sarah Miller
Laura Ingalls Wilder’s enduringly beloved “Little House” books (biofiction of the prairie as they might be called in today’s terminology) have spawned an industry’s worth of secondary writing. Scholarly and … Continue reading

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 21:48:00 +0000
Coming up on Vulpes Libris …
Autumn has finally arrived properly in the UK: the first frost of the season has finished off the last of the flowers, only the beech trees gamely cling to their … Continue reading

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 08:12:26 +0000
Getting to know my father
While visiting my mother during the summer, I picked up a book that had belonged to my father, Poems of Our Time. An Everyman edition published in 1945, it was … Continue reading

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 08:00:17 +0000
Antonia White’s Frost in May
The advance publicity for this review of Antonia White’s 1933 novel Frost In May warns that I am enraged. I’d be amazed if anyone reading this novel is not similarly … Continue reading

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:12:06 +0000
1517: Martin Luther and the Invention of the Reformation – Peter Marshall
Preserved in the royal archives in Sweden is a letter addressed to Albrecht, Archbishop of Mainz and dated the 31st of October 1517. It was written by a young priest … Continue reading

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 11:36:02 +0000
Walking by Henry David Thoreau
A VL Classic, first posted in July of 2016 Thoreau is one of America’s quintessential writers. He embodies that independent spirit that is so stereotypical of our image. Not so … Continue reading

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 14:51:58 +0000
Coming up on Vulpes Libris
Few of the BookFoxes have cubs living at home with them still, so we don’t have many opportunities to disembowel a pumpkin and carve its face and teeth. So I … Continue reading

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 11:46:07 +0000
What Are The Sicilian Vespers? A Vulpes Libris Random
Or do I mean What Is The Sicilian Vespers? If not, I might mean What Were The Sicilian Vespers, or What Was Etc. Etc. For the purposes of this piece, … Continue reading

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 05:41:15 +0000
A hundred years on: Trotsky on 1917
One hundred years ago today, by the old Gregorian calendar that was then still in force, the October Revolution took place. The event is simply too big and complex to … Continue reading

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 14:39:22 +0000
Shakespeare’s Restless World by Neil MacGregor
If the author’s name sounds familiar, that’s because he also wrote “A History of the World in 100 Objects”. This book is less overwhelming, not just because there are fewer … Continue reading


Coming Up On Vulpes Libris
I couldn’t resist this Canadian squirrel popping out from behind his tree to ask ‘What’s Up?’. There’s a revolutionary vibe in the air this week, mixing with the scent of … Continue reading
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