on 15 September 2010
I became interested in the life of Gavin Maxwell after a holiday on the West coast of Scotland and a visit to the Ring of Bright Water centre in Kyleakin on Skye. I bought his trilogy of books about living with his otters and after a trip to Glenelg I felt I wanted to know more about the man.
This book gave a good account of his early life and the disasters of boarding schools. Also how his visits to his paternal grandparents in Moncrieff fuelled his early interest in wildlife. It made a good companion to his biography by Douglas Botting and the two books gave an intriguing insight into the enigma that was Gavin Maxwell.