Ring of Bright Water

Gavin Maxwell
Introduced by Robert Macfarlane

Gavin Maxwell’s beloved memoir about life with otters is published here with previously unseen colour photographs.

‘It haunts me with its darkness, as well as thrilling me with its beauties’
  1. Robert Macfarlane

’This book, then, is about my life in a lonely cottage on the north-west coast of Scotland, about animals that have shared it with me … in a landscape of rock and sea.’ Thus did Gavin Maxwell introduce his best-selling memoir, one of the most popular wildlife books of all time. Travelling in Iraq in 1956 with Wilfred Thesiger, Maxwell was given an otter cub he named Mijbil and brought him back to his isolated cottage in the West Highlands of Scotland. Mijbil was followed by another otter, Edal, and further creatures including a flock of tame greylag geese and – briefly – a wildcat kitten.

Quarter-bound in buckram with printed Modigliani paper sides

Set in Goudy Old Style with Castellar display

256 pages

Frontispiece and 16 pages of colour and black & white plates, and integrated black & white chapter headings

Printed endpapers

Plain slipcase

9˝ x 6¼˝

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