Ring of Bright Water – Gavin Maxwell

My reading of Gavin Maxwell‘s account of his early years at Camusfeàrna alternated between delight at his descriptions of the place, the wildlife and his relationships there, and irritation at the sense of entitlement and privileged displayed in London and on his travels; with Wilfred Thesiger to live with the Marsh Arabs of Iraq and to bring back a wild otter, to Sicily to write a book.

No mention of his relationship with Kathleen Raine whose poem provides the title of the book.

I had borrowed the trilogy but stopped at the end of this, the most well known book.

Publisher’s webpage: The Ring of Bright Water Trilogy – Gavin Maxwell