This is a beautiful and deeply moving true animal story, set in the desolate wilds of the Highlands of Scotland against a mood of impending disaster. It tells a continuing story of a wild but protected fox whose warm and humorous antics won it many thousand friends It is an immediate story, told first-hand by a deeply committed nature writer who came to know the "loving fox", Rufus, and the host of humans and animals who became his intimate friends and about whom he writes so knowingly. Overnight fame and an ensuing film deal--Lady into Fox-- found Rufus touring everywhere, visiting hospitals, appearing on television, and meeting people, especially the children. Everywhere he went he loved and was loved, proving that an animal could be wild and yet not hostile. And still, in the Highlands that were his home, there were the hunters and the fox-haters who would not accept him for what he was. And so, even amid friendship and goodwill, it was inevitable that one day....
Used availability for Ernest Dudley's For Love of a Wild Thing
December 1974 : USA Hardback
December 1973 : UK Hardback
August 1977 : UK Paperback