Foxes Unearthed: A Story of Love and Loathing in Modern Britain (Paperback)Lucy Jones (author)
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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.
Publisher: Elliott & Thompson Limited
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
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“Fascinating book that is as much about foxes as it is about Brits”
As an outsider from the Netherlands who has now lived in Britain for over a year and a half, one of the things that have mystified me the most is that fox hunting is actually a topic that is discussed during election... More
“Offers an extensive insight to the story of love and loathing”
"People both loathe and love the animal fiercely, and it stands apart from the rest of British wildlife because of its enemies and friends on both sides. The fox has never been a tabula rasa, but it has become... More
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