Ring of Bright Water
by Gavin Maxwell
Otterpictures from the book
WARNING: Some pictures may give the impression that otters can be kept as domestic pets, this however, is strongly discouraged!
In The Rocks Remain, a sequel to this book, one can read that some of the otters, despite their astonishing affectionate relationship with the author, give sudden and frightening evidence that otters can not yet be trusted with humans other than their acknowledged foster-parents.
Edal about her own pursuits in the Camusfeàrna bay.
Replete with food and play
She juggled with such small objects...
...as could be satisfactorily contained within her small, prehensile grasp.
Edal juggling with a small piece of rubber tube from a Schnorkel mask.
The bigger dinghy dragged her moorings and stove a plank; Edal (te Otter) caught a dab in the scuppers.
A razor shell at the tide's edge.
At play in the water
Edal would appear to emulate the Modigliami nude above her self-chosen bed.
Lutropgale Perspicillata Maxwelli.
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