Ring of Bright Water (Ring of Bright Water #1)
Ring of Bright Water' represents Gavin Maxwell's account of his life at Camusfearna, a remote cottage in the western Highlands, and in particular the two otters, Mijbil and Edal, who became his constant and much-loved companions.
Devastatingly sad at times, but sleek and beautiful, this is an animal story classic that has mostly go...more
The way in which Maxwell...more
— Douglas Botting, Gavin Maxwell: A Life
"One of the outstandin...more
I do have to note that I've seen where this is considered a children's book, but don't u...more
The author goes to Scotland for peace while he is writing up his diaries and studies on the Marsh Arabs, with whom he has spent a considerable time. He describes his surroundings.
Eventually we get to see Mij the otter. Then the story gets interesting. Unlike the film Mij was not found in a...more
Maxwell was a very well educated man, and it was a very homely experience to read about this part of his life.
I've already sobbed like a broken woman at the death of Johnny the spaniel. Goodness knows how I'll cope once we get to the otter death that wounded me when I saw the film as a child.