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Ring of Bright Water by Gavin Maxwell

Ring of Bright Water by Gavin Maxwell

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Ring of Bright Water by Gavin Maxwell is a 211-page paperback published by E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., first published in 1960, this copy is the first published by E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc. in 1965.  There is some light surface staining to the back cover.  Otherwise, the overall condition is very good, with clean unmarked pages and tight binding that may be dry due to age. 

Book Summary

Acclaimed by the critics in America and England, this warmly personal chronicle of a man and his two otters living on the northwest coast of Scotland has become one of the outstanding wildlife books of modern times.

With unusual beauty of style the author describes his adventures in settling in his cottage and his efforts to live off the land.  He tells of the sea and the seashore, the bird, animal, and fish migrations, of the creatures of the sea that he observes from his doorstep--porpoises, dolphins, killer whales, and even a sea monster.  But the hero and heroine of this superb book are by all odds Maxwell's pet otters, Mijbil and Edal, surely two of the best known and most beloved animals in recent literature.

"This is an enchanting, beautifully written, and above all, a very funny book, and everyone should read it as a tonic."  --Gerald Durrell, The New York Times Book Review

ISBN:  0-525-47174-X

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