Today sees the publication of two fantastic new titles: Summer: An Anthology for the Changing Seasons edited by Melissa Harrison, and Foxes Unearthed: A Story of Love and Loathing in Modern Britain by Lucy Jones
The second book in the stunning Seasons series of anthologies published in partnership with the Wildlife Trusts, Summer features new contributions by Simon Barnes, Michael McCarthy and Esther Woolfson, classic extracts from the work of Charles Dickens, Mary Webb and Philip Larkin, and diverse new nature writing from across the UK. From bestseller lists to blogs, environmental writing is flourishing, and Melissa Harrison’s bold curation serves to capture this genre at its most exciting.
In Foxes Unearthed, Lucy Jones brings us the rich and fascinating tale of one of Britain’s most loved – and most vilified – wild animals: the fox. Delving into fact, fiction, folklore and her own family history, Lucy travels the length of Britain to interview scientists, huntsmen, farmers and activists, including well-known names such as Chris Packham, Ricky Gervais and Roger Scruton. This beautifully designed, compelling narrative adds a depth to the often contentious debate on foxes, asking what the British attitudes towards the red fox say about us – and, ultimately, our wider relationship with the natural world.
Look out for both of these gems in the national media in the coming weeks!