The Hidden World of the Fox
BY ADELE BRAND, WILLIAM COLLINS, £12.99
We’ve surely all encountered one, but what do we really know about the fox? Brand journeys deep into the secret life of this enigmatic canid, exploring everything from the complex structure of fox society to the fondness some individuals have for stealing shoes, dispelling many media-driven myths along the way. Most thought-provoking are the author’s reflections on our own, often troubled, relationship with foxes, as increasing urbanisation means our paths intersect more often. “We have built our world over the wildwood, and yet seem perpetually surprised that foxes are in it,” she muses. This neatly-written book offers a refreshing rethink on all things vulpine.
Pete Dommett Wildlife writer