Modern people are as given to loving, fearing, fleeing and pursuing other species as were their hunter-gatherer forebears. An in fox-hunting they join together with their most ancient friends among the animals to pursue an ancient enemy. The feelings stirred by hunting are explored by writer and philosopher Roger Scruton, in a book which is both illuminating and deeply personal. Drawing on his own experiences of hunting and offering a delightful portrait of the people and animals who take part in it, Roger Scrutton introduces the reader to some of the mysteries of country life. His book is a plea for tolerance, towards a sport in which the love of animals prevails over the pursuit of them, and in which Nature herself is the centre of the drama.