About the Book
Fergal Fox, born with the magical gift of speech, still feels he has much to prove. Continuing his earlier adventures, his ambition reaches new heights as the star columnist on a national newspaper and as an undercover police detective; but can he solve a crime that has baffled the local constabulary? As Fergal waits to have his contribution to society recognized, deliberations are taking place in the highest echelons of government. The Honours and Awards Committee is sitting! Will Fergal be the first of his kind to receive the ultimate accolade?
“Events then moved frighteningly quickly. After his previous soporific six months, Fergal now realised he was on the point of re-joining the fast lane when alacrity would become a standard feature of his life, as it had been ‘in the old days’. He accepted he would have to gear himself up for his new responsibilities and inevitable timescales but considered himself ready for the challenge. A few days after Dominic had spoken with Fergal, the first warning on what Fergal had let himself in for was posted on Friday, 24 September. Norman took a phone call from Dominic late in the evening. Dominic’s very brief cryptic message, which brooked no questions, was: ‘Buy the Express tomorrow and show it to Fergal. Say nothing about it to him for now.’”
By Danger Dave on 28 Oct. 2011
Vulpes Vulpes is a cracking read. It’s a modern take on celebrity life as seen through the eyes of a talking fox. Sounds like it should be a children’s book but those of younger years will probably miss a lot of the hidden meaning.
It’s a difficult book to pigeonhole but my view is that it highlight’s the modern lust for celebrity gossip and the delight that the UK takes in building up heroes and then immediately knocking them back down – all mixed in with the author’s humour and classical education.
I got through the book in no more than 2 or 3 sittings as it flowed nicely, kept you wanting more and you could feel a genuine empathy with Fergal, the lead character.
Would definitely recommend it and hopefully there might be a sequel.