The Ring of Bright Water Trilogy

Author: Gavin Maxwell

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141927208

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 5880


Fifty years ago Gavin Maxwell went to live in an abandoned house on a shingle beach on the west coast of Scotland. A haven for wildlife - he named his home Camusfearna and settled there with the otters Mij, Edal and Teko. Ring of Bright Water chronicles Gavin Maxwell's first ten years with the otters and touched the hearts of readers the world over, brilliantly evoking life with these playful animals in this natural paradise. Two further volumes followed bringing the story full circle telling of the difficult last years and the final abandonment of teh settlement. For the first time the entire trilogy is available in a single narrative in this beautifully presented book.

Ring of Bright Water

Author: Gavin Maxwell

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780140249729

Category: Nature

Page: 244

View: 9082


Stoires about animals and the natural world.

Ring of Bright Water

Author: Gavin Maxwell

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

ISBN: 156792400X

Category: Nature

Page: 327

View: 9097


This volume weaves together the Scottish otter stories from Maxwell's three non-fiction books, published in the 1960s, and the basis of the 1969 motion picture. While touring the Iraqi marshes, Maxwell was captivated by an otter and became a devoted advocate of and spokesman for the species. He moved to a remote house in the Scottish highlands, co-habiting there with three otters and living an idyllic and isolated life.

The Saga of Ring of Bright Water

Author: Douglas Botting

Publisher: Neil Wilson Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781897784853

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 585

View: 624


Masterful portrait of the great natural history writer who wrote Ring of Bright Water.

Journal of a Country Gentleman

Author: Richard S. Raffauf

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1552128911

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 174

View: 2162


Tranquilize your mind for a few minutes when you read one of Raffauf's short stories or articles. Sometimes humorous, once in a while frustrating and occasionally about his Plain friends, but never vulgar or in bad taste. Enjoy reading about the observations of his animals and the earth as he walks the land, tries to outwit wild intruders and predators and interpret the actions of his creature companions. Richard Raffauf writes about returning to nature and a simpler way of life closer to the earth. He raises sheep and chickens on his 18-acre farm in Berks County, PA. Canada Geese visit each year and he raises Koi in his ponds. Discover the joy and wonder Raffauf feels when witnessing the birth of a new lamb. Read about real life visits from predators in the chicken coop and the ponds. Enjoy the exploits of Jean and Red, Border Collies, his sheepdogs and constant sidekicks. Frequently Raffauf includes photographs of his animals and their newborn, activities around the farm and the lifestyle of the Amish and Mennonite friends who have long before the author discovered this simple, pleasurable lifestyle.

Island of Dreams

Author: Dan Boothby

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 150980076X

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 8138


Dan Boothby had been drifting for more than twenty years, without the pontoons of family, friends or a steady occupation. He was looking for but never finding the perfect place to land. Finally, unexpectedly, an opportunity presented itself. After a lifelong obsession with Gavin Maxwell's Ring of Bright Water trilogy, Boothby was given the chance to move to Maxwell's former home, a tiny island on the western seaboard of the Highlands of Scotland. Island of Dreams is about Boothby's time living there, and about the natural and human history that surrounded him; it's about the people he meets and the stories they tell, and about his engagement with this remote landscape, including the otters that inhabit it. Interspersed with Boothby's own story is a quest to better understand the mysterious Gavin Maxwell. Beautifully written and frequently leavened with a dry wit, Island of Dreams is a charming celebration of the particularities of place.