A Black Fox Running
Hardback $27.99 - Bloomsbury
No Heading Text for this Section - Published: 1/Apr/2018 - ISBN: 9781408896136
A beautiful lost classic of nature writing which deserves to sit alongside Tarka the Otter, Watership Down, War Horse and The Story of a Red Deer
Set in the 1940s, A Black Fox Running tells the story of a dark-furred Dartmoor fox, Wulfgar.
The malevolent presence of Scobie the trapper and his crazed lurcher, Jacko, hangs over the lives of the wild creatures of Dartmoor. Against this and the background of the Great Blizzard of 1947, Wulfgar fights for the fox hill nation and those he loves. Finding both joy and pain, and coming face to face with death at the hand of both hunter and trapper, Wulfgar runs with the seasons over the bleak tors and wild places of Dartmoor.
A classic work of animal anthropomorphism, Brian Carter brings the wilds of Dartmoor to life in this beautiful, profound and magical story. Brian Carter was a writer and artist who lived in Devon, close to the sea and within sight of Dartmoor. When the Dreams Begin, a miscellany of prose, poetry and pictures, was published in 1979, while his novel Jack was published in 1988. A Black Fox Running was published in 1982. It was selected as a Classic of British Nature Writing in 2005 by readers of the Guardian.
Melissa Harrison's debut novel Clay won the Portsmouth First Fiction Award, was selected for Amazon 's Rising Stars ' programme and chosen by Ali Smith as a Book of the Year for 2013. Her second novel At Hawthorn Time was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2015 and longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016. Rain, a work of non-fiction, was longlisted for the 2016 Wainwright Prize. Her new novel is All Among the Barley and will also be published by Bloomsbury. A freelance writer, occasional photographer and columnist for The Times, the Weekend FT and the Guardian, she lives in South London.
@M_Z_Harrison A lost classic of nature writing which deserves to sit alongside Tarka the Otter, Watership Down, War Horse and The Story of a Red Deer
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