Discovering Beverley

Why? I have a book he wrote about pacifism, a collection of interviews he did with the bright and the good of the 1930s… all sorts. (In   Merry Hall, he focuses almost entirely on…

Poems from Oby, by George MacBeth

London: Secker and Warburg, 1982. There are poems in between these markers that are inspired by nature in life: Snowdrops, The Owl, in a kind of isolation, Five Horse Chestnuts; and death: Lament for a…

Poetry Week on VL

Photograph of Hydrangeas by Book Fox Jackie , taken in 2015. Friday- Moira remembers with fondness the evening she very nearly caused an international incident with The Laird O’ Cockpen. Related Wednesday- Colin takes a…

Hidden Figures, by Margot Lee Shetterly

The film focuses on character story instead, squeezing the book’s main characters and several institutions into a single timeframe and very little time: the real Dorothy Vaughan took decades to make supervisor, not a few…

Group Post-Imaginary Journeys

Boston’s children’s book The Castle of Yew which I read repeatedly even when I was too old for it. Group Post-Imaginary Journeys Recently, the Foxes were asked a “Let’s Pretend” question; if you were writing…

The Sleeper Awakes by H.G. Wells

And he sleeps and sleeps. There’s a lot of rushing about, with descriptions of the changing landscape he sees. Other bits haven’t quite come true yet – the demolition of all buildings in the countryside;…

May the Fourth be with you

I was in love with Denis Lawson for years. Peter Cushing’s cheekbones. Rogue One doesn’t have a happy ending: it has to be that way (narrative consistency). Kylo Ren’s petulant tantrums. Leia takes no crap…

The Dinosaur Lords by Victor Milan

The Dinosaur Lords by Victor Milan Technically, this novel would be in the Fantasy category, which IS a genre of science fiction, but since general sci fi is too much ‘men and machines’ for me and…

Coming Up: Science Fiction Week

We’ll be wandering across those boundaries and back, because in speculative fiction, which embraces both, there are no real boundaries. Coming Up: Science Fiction Week This is the week of May the Fourth, so the Foxes…

The Bookshop, by Penelope Fitzgerald

ISBN: 9780006543541 Share this:TwitterFacebookPinterestEmailPrintGoogleLike this:Like Loading… The Old House comes complete with its own ‘rapper’, or poltergeist, taken completely for granted by Florence and everyone else who shared Hardborough with supernatural beings. Penelope Fitzgerald has…

Legion, the TV series

As a person who grew up watching nature documentaries, the whole concept of wondering what is real and what is imagination kept me very off balance. All of the actors involved are excellent and bring…

Easter Break

~~~:~~~ Share this:TwitterFacebookPinterestEmailPrintGoogleLike this:Like Loading… The rest of us are just going to disconnect the ‘phones and eat chocolate bunnies, ears first. Some of us have foxlets to mind, Easter egg hunts to organize and…