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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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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A man, who lived in the 1950s in a little, lonely house in scotland by the sea, more often than not accompanied by an otter. What's not to love about this? And of course, you do learn a lot about various kinds of animals during reading. 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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