Having lived in the Kent countryside for a number of years, ex-townee Fred Brown had accepted the frequent lament of his neighbours: 'there are no badgers in our village'. But then he stumbled across the body of a dead badger and just knew that there must be others living in the neighbourhood. Fred became determined to find them and eventually his patience and persistence were rewarded with the discovery of his first sett. But this was only the beginning for Fred Brown - he is now a confirmed badger addict!
In his compelling and heart-warming account, Fred tells of his passion for badgers. He describes his delight in observing the black and white ballet of their playful antics and explains the best way to find and watch these elusive creatures for yourself. With him, we enjoy roaming through a glorious part of the Garden of England meeting a wonderful collection of locals - shepherds, hedge-shapers, mole-catchers and farmers - each willing to take the time to share a colourful story.
Charged with enthusiasm and born of a deep respect for nature, Badgers in our Village is an intimate yet unsentimental look at the fascinating and charming world of the badger and at country life in general.