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Gavin Maxwell (1) [1914–1969]

This page covers the author of Ring of Bright Water.

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Gavin Maxwell (1914-1969) was born at the House of Elrig in Wigtownshire, Scotland, and educated at Oxford. He is the author of Ring of Bright Water, the international bestseller about raising pet otters near his cottage in the Highlands. For years, he ran a shark fishery in the Hebrides. He is also the author of God Protect Me From My Friends, a biography of a Sicilian outlaw. He traveled extensively throughout North Africa and the Middle East.
— biography from Lords of the Atlas: The Rise and Fall of the House of Glaoua, 1893-1956
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