Foxes Unearthed : A Story of Love and Loathing in Modern Britain (Paperback / Softback)Lucy JonesNature & Wildlife

  • Paperback / Softback
  • 320 Pages / Published 19 May 2016
  • 1 In stock



Longlisted for the Wainwright Prize 2017As 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.

Additional information

Weight 302 g
Dimensions 154 × 21 mm



Elliott & Thompson Limited


Elliott & Thompson Limited

Date of Publication

19 May 2016

By (author)

Lucy Jones




Paperback / softback


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