The house of Elrig. by Gavin Maxwell

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Originally published (B65-18555),Longmans,1965.

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The Physical Object
Pagination205p.,ill.,18cm
Number of Pages205
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14990915M
ISBN 10033002020X
OCLC/WorldCa59849108

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The House of Elrig book. The house of Elrig. book Read 8 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This is the personal story of Gavin Maxwell's boyhood, most of wh /5.

The House of Elrig does not contain the same sublime writing as his first book, but nonetheless it is intelligent, interesting, insightful, thought-provoking and even at points amusing. Maxwell had two brothers and a sister.

It would seem that his two brothers did not share his `affliction' with intense introspection and shyness, but yet were 4/5(7). 'The House of Elrig' was published in13 years after 'Harpoon at a Venture' (which I think is the best of the lot of the autobiographical ones) and 5 years after 'Ring of Bright Water' had made him a household name, so undoubtedly he knew there was a market for his childhood reminiscences - you need to be a celebrity to get away with this kind of n: Elrig (Scottish Gaelic: An Eileirg, meaning "the deer run") is a clachan or hamlet in the historical county of Wigtownshire in Dumfries and Galloway, d in the Machars peninsula, it is about 3 miles (5 km) north of Port William.

Elrig is the birthplace of author and naturalist Gavin Maxwell, who was born at the House of Elrig. The house was built in for his parents Aymer. This is the personal story of Gavin Maxwell's boyhood, most of which he spent, in fact or in fancy, at the House of Elrig, a lonely, windswept house on the moorlands of Galloway.

This is the house which, together with the influence of his relations, shaped his interest in living creatures and his love of wild country and wilderness, and led the Cited by: 1. The House of Elrig [Gavin MAXWELL, With B&W illustrations] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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Dustjacket good, jacket has wear on edges, tanning and light soil. First edition, Illustrated with photos and drawings. this is the personal story of his childhood and adolescence at the House of Elrig, a lonely, windswept house on the moorlands of Galloway in Scotland.

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During this time he lived mainly, either in fact or in fancy, at the House of Elrig, a lonely, windswept house on the. Get this from a library. The House of Elrig. [Gavin Maxwell] -- Personal story of the childhood and youth of the author of "Ring of Bright Water.".

Gavin Maxwell was the youngest son of Lieutenant-Colonel Aymer Maxwell and Lady Mary Percy, fifth daughter of the seventh Duke of paternal grandfather, Sir Herbert Maxwell, was an archaeologist, politician and natural historian. Maxwell was born at The House of Elrig near the small village of Elrig, near Port William, in Wigtownshire, south-western mater: Hertford College, Oxford.

The writer and naturalist Gavin Maxwell is best known for Ring of Bright Water, his moving account of raising otters on the remote west coast of Scotland – undoubtedly one of the greatest nature books ever his childhood memoir The House of The house of Elrig.

book he describes, with the same lyrical power that made that earlier book a classic, how it all began. Elrig House. 45 likes. Elrig House. Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a ers: " The House of Elrig: An Autobiography of Childhood by Maxwell, Gavin A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition.

All pages are intact, and the cover is. In his childhood memoir The House of Elrig he describes, with the same lyrical power that made that earlier book a classic, how it all began. We hope you’ll enjoy reading Galen’s article.

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This is the house which, together with the influence of his relations, shaped his interest in living creatures and his love of wild country and wilderness, and led the. Gavin Maxwell THE HOUSE OF ELRIG 1st Edition 1st Printing Hardcover New York E.

Dutton & Company Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Minor edge wear and some light soiling. Seller Rating: % positive. I picked up The House of Elrig, Maxwell's memoir of childhood, simply having enjoyed his other work so gh undoubtedly the work of the same writer, there is a vast world of difference between the two volumes.

Bright Water is hugely enjoyable, and while it references a unique lifestyle - it does so in places I know, and takes place not that long before I was born. The House of Elrig Item Preview remove-circle Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files. IN COLLECTIONS. Books to Borrow. Books for People with Print Disabilities.

Internet Archive Books. American Libraries. Uploaded by [email protected] on Septem SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata) Pages: The House Of Elrig by Maxwell, Gavin and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at This is the first edition of the popular wildlife book Ring Of Bright Water fromwith groups of accomplished black and white photographs by the author, 69 in all.

Most are full page, and others half page. They are both of the otter Mijbil, whom he brought back from the Tigris marshes of Iraq, Edal, a female otter who arrived later, and of the beautiful Camusfeàrna (a pseudonym for the /5.

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Gavin Maxwell, Writer: Ring of Bright Water. Gavin Maxwell was born on J in House of Elrig, Mochrum, Wigtownshire, Scotland. He was a writer, known for Ring of Bright Water () and Ring of Bright Water. He was married to Lavinia Jean Lascelles. He died on September 7, in Inverness, Inverness-shire, tion: Writer.

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He wrote the book Ring of Bright Water () about how he brought an otter back from Iraq and raised it in Scotland. The otter was of a previously unknown sub-species which was subsequently named after Maxwell.

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