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Book Thoughts: The Fox of Richmond Park (Kate Dreyer)

Dreyer, Kate - The Fox of Richmond Park

★★★★★☆☆

Title: The Fox of Richmond Park
Author:  Kate Dreyer
Genre: Fiction / Animal Fiction
First published: 2017
Edition: e-book, published by Unbound Digital

I do like a bit of animal fiction and this one caught my eye as I used to live near Richmond Park, which is south west edge of London. I even got married in Richmond Park!

For the first couple of chapters I was a bit worried that I was not going to like this novel. The fact that the foxes cried tears and sobbed like humans bothered me, but it remained the one thing from the book I disliked. Other than that, the characters and story itself are really solid. This is a tale of a journey full of adventure and I enjoyed it a lot.

The park politics were definitely something that we as people should take note off, as unfortunately it is not that far from the truth in our every day human lives. There are always groups of people who believe they are better than everyone else. Whether the author meant it as a commentary on current world politics I am not sure, but it was certainly pretty apt.

If you are into animal fiction you are sure to enjoy this book. At the moment it is only available as e-book, but in my humble opinion it definitely deserves publication in a physical format. If they could edit out the animals crying tears I would add a star, as that really bothered me.

5 out of 7 stars

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