Ring of Bright Water
by Gavin Maxwell
What the Critics said
(in the early 1960's):
Succeeds magnificently...moving and amusing.
An enchanting book...Mr. Maxwell writes with humour and an admirable lack of sentimentality.
The Sunday Times
Will certainly appeal to hosts of people...Mystical, as though as it is sensitive...the photographs as well as the drawings are superb.
The Times Literary Supplement
Exceptional...will enchant, bedazzle, enrich...a prefect classic story. The photographs are worthy of the text.
A small masterpiece...Through his eyes all who read this beautiful book will see life from a new angle, in new colours.
No one has produced a book like this...realised with compelling vividness...wonderfully engaging, both funny and harrowing...observed and set down with brilliant effect.
Mr. Maxwell is incomparable on animals ans landscape and his book is beautifully illustrated.
The Irish Press
Pages of this website are: the indexpage
the text on the sleeve-jacket
Gavin Maxwell's foreword
what the critics said
the 'thank you' poem
a lonely cottage
my own pictures
The Rocks Remain
Books & films by others
links to ot(t/h)ers