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  • Published: 1 October 2020
  • ISBN: 9780857526427
  • Imprint: Doubleday
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $19.99

The Wild Life of the Fox




Britain’s finest nature writer explores the myths, history and hidden world of the enigmatic animal that stalks our meadows and our city streets alike.

"I adore the fox for its magnificence; I hate the fox for killing my chickens.
To love and loathe the fox is a British condition."

The fox is our apex predator, our most beautiful and clever killer. We have witnessed its wild touch, watched it slink by bins at night and been chilled by its high-pitched scream. And yet we long to stroke the tumbling cubs outside their tunnel homes and watch the vixen stalk the cornfield.

There is something about foxes. They captivate us like no other species.

Exploring a long and sometimes complicated relationship, The Wild Life of the Fox captures our love – and sometimes loathing – of this magnificent creature in vivid detail and lyrical prose.

  • Pub date: 1 October 2020
  • ISBN: 9780857526427
  • Imprint: Doubleday
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

John Lewis-Stempel

John Lewis-Stempel is the author of The Wild Life, Meadowland, Where Poppies Grow, The Running Hare, The Secret Life of the Owl and most recently, The Wood: the life and times of Cockshutt Wood. He has twice won the Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing, for Meadowland and Where Poppies Grow, and was shortlisted for The Running Hare, which was also shortlisted for the Independent Bookshop Week Book Award and the Richard Jefferies Society Award. He writes a column on nature and farming for Country Life and was the 2016 BSME Magazine Columnist of the Year. He lives on the borders of England and Wales with his wife and two children.

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