Tuesday, 24 March 2009

The Fox and the foxes

As I was walked up the stairs tonight, I noticed a big cat licking its paws on the top of our garden shed. "God, that cat should go on a diet," I thought, as I peered through the window. Then I realized it was a fox. "Oh well, I've got to tell my kids immediately." But when I walked through the door and made my big announcement, I got a cold reply: "Yeah, we know. There're actually two foxes in our garden. They've been there all day."

If you walk down the street where I live, in central Richmond, at say two o'clock in the morning, you can bump into one or two of these gorgeous furry fellows. I will always remember a day in January this year, when I looked out of the window and saw a fox dashing over the untrodden snow in the yellow light of the street lamps. It was an image of beauty.

But to see two foxes in broad daylight in our garden deserves some sort of celebration. So, since we have just received advance copies of our beautiful edition of D.H. Lawrence's The Fox, which William blogged about some time ago, I have decided I want to give away a few free copies to the first five lucky readers of this blog. Just send an email to "info" followed by @ and then by "oneworldclassics.com" to claim your copy. It's a great book, so hurry up!


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