Ring of bright water

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Penguin Books, 1974 - Biography & Autobiography - 212 pages
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Stoires about animals and the natural world.

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User Review  - keylawk - LibraryThing

The great naturalist writes of his isolated life on the northwest coast of Scotland -- among the bays and cottages scattered throughout the wild sea lochs of the Western Highlands and the Hebrides ... Read full review

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User Review  - Clare O'Beara - Goodreads

I read this book as a young person and although I was a very advanced reader, with a great love of nature, I struggled through the first several long and boring chapters. This is not at all a book for ... Read full review


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About the author (1974)

An "aristocrat, adventurer, naturalist, conservationist, secret agent, shark hunter, racing driver, painter and social renegade," Gavin Maxwell was born in 1914, the youngest son of an aristocratic Scottish family. During a trip to Iraq in 1956, he fell

in love with his first otter. Moving to Scotland's West Coast, he set up home with his animals, and after its destruction by fire, he moved to a lighthouse cottage off the Isle of Skye. He died in 1969 at age 55. He wrote and illustrated many books, the most beloved being Ring of Bright Water, released as a film in 1969.

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