We asked Michael Palin to do a drawing and he said he couldn’t draw. Instead he wrote out a very generous cheque to the Children’s Hospital School at Great Ormond Street, which is to receive the proceeds from this book. He had us momentarily foxed, but then we decided to ask our regular artist B. Lodge to produce this homage to the great man, with a reminder of that 1988 film in which he co-starred. The fox displays a very Palin-ish kindly curiosity, we think.
About Slightly Famous People’s Foxes
In 2014 we wanted to celebrate our tenth anniversary in a way which might help a good cause. The result was a little book, Slightly Famous People’s Foxes, an original gallery of vulpine characters you’d be astonished to find poking around your dustbins, all kindly donated by friends of Slightly Foxed and brought to order by Oliver Pritchett, well known for his witty columns in the Sunday Telegraph.
All profits from the sale of the book (approximately £5,000) were donated to the Children’s Hospital School at Great Ormond Street which allows children to continue their education while they are there. To raise more money for the school the original fox drawings were auctioned in April 2015.