Gavin Maxwell

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...See more