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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.

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Comment on The Torch is Passed and Nov. 1963 by fauquetmichel

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 09:33:47 +0000

this has been a worldwide mourning. Love <3 Michel

Comment on How could I have ignored this Charlotte Bronte novel for so long? by mushroomsforthemasses

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:37:14 +0000

I read Shirley a couple of decades ago, it's one of my favourite Bronte novels and now my 13 year old daughter is going to read it too with a healthy interest in the Luddites

Comment on Ann Bridge: The Hatchet Job by Anat

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:56:12 +0000

Coming to Anne Bridge after reading Angela Thirkel, I much prefer the former. Thirkel is by far more antisemitic (using the word Jew instead of cheap), and her snobbery is directed at people much less fortunate than her, people who need to work for a living. I kept feeling sorry for poor Ms Grey who is relatively defenseless against the heroine's machinations to get rid of her. While Ann Bridge's heroine Lady Kilmichael is genuinely hurt by her family's attitude for good reason in my opinion. They are not very supportive towards her, and take her for granted so her sojourn away from them allows the character to grow and come into her own.

Comment on Moving House … by Anna van Gelderen

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:34:40 +0000

So sad to see you go. I have been following this blog for ages and it has always been one of my favourites, but I don't do Facebook, so it's farewell for me, too.

Comment on First Aid Manual – St John Ambulance, St Andrew’s First Aid, British Red Cross (Plus a giveaway …) by Johnnie Fiorino

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:56:59 +0000

Please let me know if you're looking for a writer for your site. You have some really great articles and I believe I would be a good asset. If you ever want to take some of the load off, I'd really like to write some content for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine. Please blast me an email if interested. Many thanks!|

Comment on Moving House … by Helen

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:41:27 +0000

Have loved this blog but ,as with commenters above, I can't get on with Facebook so will say a fond farewell, it's been lovely.

Comment on Moving House … by jillaurellia

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 21:19:28 +0000

Facebook VL needs a key to explain who all the initials belong to. If there is one, I missed it. What’s wrong with continuing to use name that were used here?

Comment on Moving House … by Peggy

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 21:13:10 +0000

Sorry to see you move. I've tried FB and it's not for me.

Comment on Moving House … by Roger Boyle

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:35:43 +0000

I enjoyed VL and got a lot from it. But Facebook? Seriously - no no no.

Comment on Whither Vulpes Libris? by suecartledge

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 07:51:53 +0000

I fear I also will be a sad reader, missing VL's wonderful WordPress blog. I only discovered the Foxes about two years ago, & always look forward to seeing your posts in my inbox. I agree wholeheartedly with Ian's comments. I am not a fan of Facebook; I have an account mainly because it's the only way I get news of distant friends, but jump on & off as quickly as I can. I am definitely a fan of WordPress, & have 3 blogs on it, as well as following several others. Please change your (collective) mind!

Comment on Moving House … by Cynthia's Biblio -Files

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 05:53:25 +0000

I'm afraid I won't be joining/following as I'm not a Facebook fan, but wish you all the best.

Comment on Moving House … by Sarah

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 19:16:16 +0000

Facebook is, I think, a little too lively for me. Thank you for all the good words and books. Fare well. Sarah

Comment on The Land of the Green Man. A Journey Through the Supernatural Landscapes of the British Isles, by Carolyne Larrington by Profusion of Eccentricities

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:38:11 +0000

Sounds fantastic - I'm off to order a copy and another as a Christmas present!

Comment on The Land of the Green Man. A Journey Through the Supernatural Landscapes of the British Isles, by Carolyne Larrington by Café Society

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 11:18:23 +0000

Garner and Cooper are among the very best of children's author's. I must look this out and, as you say, definitely look for Larrington's works for the general reader.