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The House of Elrig

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This is the personal story of Gavin Maxwell's boyhood, most of which he spent, in fact or in fancy, at the House of Elrig, a lonely, windswept house on the moorlands of Galloway. This is the house which, together with the influence of his relations, shaped his interest in living creatures and his love of wild country and wilderness, and led the way to the life he describes in "Ring of Bright Water". It covers his boyhood, public school education in England, and return to Scotland.

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Gavin Maxwell was born in 1914. In 1945 he bought the island of Soay off Skye and tried to establish a shark fishery with his colleague Tex Geddes. The result was his first book, Harpoon at a Venture. In 1958 his classic account of travel amongst the Marsh Arabs, A Reed Shaken by the Winds, followed. However his most famous books relate to his otter sanctuary at Camusfearna - Ring of Bright Water, The Rocks Remain and Raven Seek thy Brother. His account of his Galloway childhood - The House of Elrig - appeared in 1965. Gavin Maxwell died in 1969.

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