Capreol: The Story of a Roebuck
by Richard Williamson
"Capreol" is the story of a young buck deer growing up in the chalk hills and ash woods of the South Downs of England. It traces the drama of Capreol’s birth, life and violent death; his early explorations of the forest; the fears that haunt him; the fever of the rut; and his encounters with a rival. There is constant shadowy presence of two men, the menacing 'grey man' and the benevolent watcher.