Fox and I

Fox and I: An Uncommon Friendship

Non-Fiction, Languages & Reference, Dictionaries & Reference, Natural World & Environment, Nature Writing
Hardback Published on: 08/07/2021
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Catherine Raven has lived alone since the age of 15. After finishing her PhD in biology, she built herself a tiny cottage on an isolated plot of land in Montana, in a place as far away from other people as possible. She viewed the house as a way station, a temporary rest stop where she could gather her nerves and fill out applications for what she hoped would be a real job that would help her fit into society.

Then one day she realises she has company: a mangy-looking fox who starts showing up at her house every afternoon at 4.15pm. She has never had a visitor before. How do you even talk to a fox? She brings out her camping chair, sits as close to him as she dares, and begins reading to him from The Little Prince. Her scientific training has taught her not to anthropomorphise animals, yet as she grows to know him, his personality reveals itself and the two form a powerful bond - shaken only when natural disaster threatens to destroy their woodland refuge.

Fox and I is a story of survival and transformation, a captivating tale of a friendship between two species in a shared habitat, battling against the uncontainable forces of nature on one side and humanity on the other - immersive, original and utterly unforgettable.

  • Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9781780725093
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 427g
  • Dimensions: 218 x 144 x 32 mm

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Fox and I
a moving, thought-provoking and illuminating read.
4.5★s “Those of us who have barnacled ourselves to inhospitable places may be trying to avoid people not because we do not like people, but because we love... READ MORE
Marianne Vincent
Fox and I
One of the best books I've ever read, and the best one about foxes!
"Fox & I" by Catherine Raven is one of the best books I've ever read, and hands down, bar none, the best book I've ever read about foxes. It made me smile,... READ MORE
The Magpie Reader