"Contains may superb color photographs that enhance Maxwell's lively narrative." --"Library Journal"
Gavin Maxwell was born in 1914, educated at Stowe and Oxford and served in the Scots Guard during the Second World War. Invalided out in 1944 he bought the Island of Soay and set up his Basking Shark fishery there - the subject of his first book, Harpoon at a Venture, (1952). Other books include A Reed Shaken by the Wind (1958), an account of the Marsh Arabs of Iraq, The House of Elrig (1956), an autobiography of his childhood, and his world famous West Highland books about otters: Ring of Bright Water (1960), The Rocks Remain (1963) and Raven Seek Thy Brother (1969). He died in 1969.
I had the good fortune of having the illustrator as a tour guide in Marrakesh. The book and its illustrations capture this part of the world wonderfullyPublished 18 months ago by Derek Dewees
Enjoyed the first person perspective of some of the historical events and personalities. The current photographs of Morocco are beautiful. Read morePublished on July 27, 2013 by Catherine OBrien
You won't regret. It's interesting, and pictures are splendid.
Moroccan friends wanted to have this book, so I had the privilege to have it first!
I know so little of that part of the world. My grandson is there with the peacecorps and I want to know more about the people there and their way of living. Read morePublished on July 5, 2010 by Josephine Clifford
I bought this book because it was one of those books that have achieved almost legendary status. It was banned in Morocco under the previous king because apparently its... Read morePublished on June 16, 2010 by Gogol