This beady, wary, big-eared creature by the eminent biographer Michael Holroyd certainly appears to be related to Vulpes vulpes in some way. One theory is that it is an early example of a particular variation of urban fox whose habitat was Bloomsbury in the early part of the last century. It was commonly known as the Virginia wolf.
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.