Foxes Unearthed

Foxes Unearthed A Story of Love and Loathing in Modern Britain

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Longlisted for the Wainwright Prize 2017

As one of the largest predators left in Britain, the fox is captivating: a comfortably familiar figure in our country landscapes; an intriguing flash of bright-eyed wildness in our towns.

Yet no other animal attracts such controversy, has provoked more column inches or been so ambiguously woven into our culture over centuries, perceived variously as a beautiful animal, a cunning rogue, a vicious pest and a worthy foe. As well as being the most ubiquitous of wild animals, it is also the least understood.

In Foxes Unearthed Lucy Jones investigates the truth about foxes in a media landscape that often carries complex agendas. Delving into fact, fiction, folklore and her own family history, Lucy travels the length of Britain to find out first-hand why these animals incite such passionate emotions, revealing our rich and complex relationship with one of our most loved - and most vilified - wild animals. This compelling narrative adds much-needed depth to the debate on foxes, asking what our attitudes towards the red fox say about us and, ultimately, about our relationship with the natural world.

Book information

ISBN: 9781783963041
Publisher: Elliott & Thompson
Imprint: Elliott & Thompson
Pub date:
DEWEY: 599.775
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 310
Weight: 302g
Height: 200mm
Width: 154mm
Spine width: 21mm