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Published (first published 1970)
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Simon
Dec 16, 2012 rated it liked it
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Unusual for a book that is regarded as a children's book in that it hasn't got any children in it at all; if you discount young animals. Is it actually a children's book? The subject matter made it popular with English Departments of the 70s and 80s. It was a time of class debates and fox hunting was up there with school uniform (perhaps the only valid justification for school uniform is that it provided an easy introduction to debating skills) and capital punishment. To see an expert teacher ...more
Debby
Sep 09, 2014 added it
Had this book read to me in primary school and it has always stuck with me.
I remember sitting and crying whilst listening.
I always thought of it as an adults book, not a children's one.
Then the Walt Disney film The Fox and The Hound came out and made it less sad and more for kids.
I have just ordered myself a copy to read again as an adult.
Can't wait to relive the emotions.
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Dec 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
i really enjoyed this book. i remember seeing the film years ago
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