By Gavin Maxwell,Austin Chinn
Maxwell used to be additionally proficient as an artist, and his sinuous line drawings of those amphibious and fascinating creatures, and the houses they occupied, illustrate his tale. This booklet stands as an enduring tribute to a guy, his paintings, and his ardour. It was once obtained and has persisted as a vintage for its portrait not just of otters but additionally of a guy who continued heartaches and disappointments, whose lifestyles embodied either greatness and tragedy. He writes with infrequent eloquence approximately his delivery, his devotion to the loved Scottish highlands, and the natural world he enjoyed, whereas refusing to disregard the darker features of his nature and of nature in its better sense.
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