Get it on Google Play
New! Download Unionpedia on your Android™ device!
Faster access than browser!

Gavin Maxwell

Index Gavin Maxwell

Gavin Maxwell FRSL, FIAL, FZS (Sc.), FRGSThe Rocks Remain, Gavin Maxwell, Longmans, 1963, ASIN: B0000CLY9N (15 July 19147 September 1969) was a Scottish naturalist and author, best known for his nonfiction writing and his work with otters. [1]

69 relations: Alan Lascelles, Archaeology, Basking shark, Belmont (East Barnet), Bill Travers, Bipolar disorder, Colloquialism, Cramming (education), Douglas Botting, Dumfries and Galloway, East Barnet, Eilean Bàn, Lochalsh, Eland Books, Elias Canetti, Elrig, Estate (land), Eurasian otter, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Final examination, Frederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford, Geography of Iraq, Glenelg, Highland, Henry Percy, 7th Duke of Northumberland, Hertford College, Oxford, Ian Fleming, Inner Hebrides, Inverness, Iraq, Isleornsay, James Bond, John Lister-Kaye, Kathleen Raine, London, Longman, Monreith House, Morocco, Natural history, Non-fiction, Ornithology, Paultons Square, Peter Scott, Port William, Dumfries and Galloway, Preparatory school (United Kingdom), Public school (United Kingdom), Ring of Bright Water, Ring of Bright Water (film), Royal Society of Literature, Sir Herbert Maxwell, 7th Baronet, Skye, Skye Bridge, ..., Smooth-coated otter, Soay, Skye, Special Operations Executive, St Cyprian's School, Stowe School, Subspecies, Terry Nutkins, Tex Geddes, Thami El Glaoui, The New York Times, Tigris–Euphrates river system, Travel literature, Victor Gollancz, Virginia McKenna, Wigtownshire, Wilfred Thesiger, World War II, Years of Lead (Morocco), Zoological Society of London. Expand index (19 more) »

Alan Lascelles

Sir Alan Frederick Lascelles (11 April 1887 – 10 August 1981) was a British courtier and civil servant who held several positions in the first half of the twentieth century, culminating in his position as Private Secretary to both King George VI and to Queen Elizabeth II.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Alan Lascelles · See more »


Archaeology, or archeology, is the study of humanactivity through the recovery and analysis of material culture.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Archaeology · See more »

Basking shark

The basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) is the second-largest living shark, after the whale shark, and one of three plankton-eating shark species, along with the whale shark and megamouth shark.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Basking shark · See more »

Belmont (East Barnet)

Belmont, originally known as Mount Pleasant, was a house in East Barnet, London, near Cockfosters, that dated back to the sixteenth century.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Belmont (East Barnet) · See more »

Bill Travers

William Inge Lindon-Travers MBE (3 January 1922 – 29 March 1994) was a Special Forces Army officer, English actor, screenwriter, director and animal rights activist, known professionally as Bill Travers.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Bill Travers · See more »

Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder, previously known as manic depression, is a mental disorder that causes periods of depression and periods of abnormally elevated mood.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Bipolar disorder · See more »


Everyday language, everyday speech, common parlance, informal language, colloquial language, general parlance, or vernacular (but this has other meanings too), is the most used variety of a language, which is usually employed in conversation or other communication in informal situations.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Colloquialism · See more »

Cramming (education)

In education, cramming (also known as mugging or swotting, from swot, akin to "sweat", meaning "to study with determination") is the practice of working intensively to absorb large volumes of informational material in short amounts of time.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Cramming (education) · See more »

Douglas Botting

Douglas Scott Botting (22 February 1934 – 6 February 2018) was an English explorer, author, biographer and TV presenter and producer.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Douglas Botting · See more »

Dumfries and Galloway

Dumfries and Galloway (Dumfries an Gallowa, Dùn Phrìs is Gall-Ghaidhealaibh) is one of 32 unitary council areas of Scotland and is located in the western Southern Uplands.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Dumfries and Galloway · See more »

East Barnet

East Barnet is an area of north London within the London Borough of Barnet bordered by New Barnet, Cockfosters and Southgate.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and East Barnet · See more »

Eilean Bàn, Lochalsh

Eilean Bàn (Scottish Gaelic meaning White Island) is a six acre island off the coast of mainland Scotland, between Kyle of Lochalsh and the Isle of Skye, in Highland.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Eilean Bàn, Lochalsh · See more »

Eland Books

Eland Books is a small, independent publishing house founded in 1982 by John Hatt, a former travel editor at Harpers & Queen magazine, with the aim of republishing and reviving classic travel books that have fallen out of print over time.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Eland Books · See more »

Elias Canetti

Elias Canetti (Елиас Канети; 25 July 1905 – 14 August 1994) was a German-language author, born in Ruse, Bulgaria to a merchant family.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Elias Canetti · See more »


Elrig (Scottish Gaelic: An Eileirg, meaning the deer run) is a clachan in Dumfries and Galloway Council, Scotland.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Elrig · See more »

Estate (land)

Historically, an estate comprises the houses, outbuildings, supporting farmland, and woods that surround the gardens and grounds of a very large property, such as a country house or mansion.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Estate (land) · See more »

Eurasian otter

The Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra), also known as the European otter, Eurasian river otter, common otter, and Old World otter, is a semiaquatic mammal native to Eurasia.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Eurasian otter · See more »

Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society

Fellowship of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS) is a prestigious Fellowship granted by the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) that is open to those over the age of 21 who can demonstrate.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society · See more »

Final examination

A final examination, annual, exam, "final interview" or final is a test given to students at the end of a course of study or training.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Final examination · See more »

Frederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford

Frederic John Napier Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford, (12 August 1868 – 1 April 1933) was a British statesman who served as Governor of Queensland from 1905 to 1909, Governor of New South Wales from 1909 to 1913, and Viceroy of India from 1916 to 1921, where he was responsible for the creation of the Montagu-Chelmsford reforms.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Frederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford · See more »

Geography of Iraq

The geography of Iraq is diverse and falls into five main regions: 1.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Geography of Iraq · See more »

Glenelg, Highland

Glenelg (Glinn Eilg, also Gleann Eilg) is a scattered community area and civil parish in the Lochalsh area of Highland in western Scotland.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Glenelg, Highland · See more »

Henry Percy, 7th Duke of Northumberland

Henry George Percy, 7th Duke of Northumberland, (29 May 1846 – 14 May 1918), styled Lord Warkworth between 1865 and 1867 and Earl Percy between 1867 and 1899, was a British Conservative politician.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Henry Percy, 7th Duke of Northumberland · See more »

Hertford College, Oxford

Hertford College is a constituent college of the University of Oxford in England.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Hertford College, Oxford · See more »

Ian Fleming

Ian Lancaster Fleming (28 May 1908 – 12 August 1964) was an English author, journalist and naval intelligence officer who is best known for his James Bond series of spy novels.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Ian Fleming · See more »

Inner Hebrides

The Inner Hebrides (Scottish Gaelic: Na h-Eileanan a-staigh, "the inner isles") is an archipelago off the west coast of mainland Scotland, to the south east of the Outer Hebrides.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Inner Hebrides · See more »


Inverness (from the Inbhir Nis, meaning "Mouth of the River Ness", Inerness) is a city in the Scottish Highlands.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Inverness · See more »


Iraq (or; العراق; عێراق), officially known as the Republic of Iraq (جُمُهورية العِراق; کۆماری عێراق), is a country in Western Asia, bordered by Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the southwest and Syria to the west.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Iraq · See more »


Isleornsay (Scottish Gaelic: Eilean Iarmain) is a village lying off the main Armadale to Sleat road (the A851) on the Isle of Skye in Scotland.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Isleornsay · See more »

James Bond

The James Bond series focuses on a fictional British Secret Service agent created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve novels and two short-story collections.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and James Bond · See more »

John Lister-Kaye

Sir John Philip Lister Lister-Kaye, 8th Baronet, OBE (born 8 May 1946 in Wakefield, Yorkshire) is an English naturalist, conservationist, author and owner and Director of the Aigas Field Centre, among other business interests.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and John Lister-Kaye · See more »

Kathleen Raine

Kathleen Jessie Raine CBE (14 June 1908 – 6 July 2003) was a British poet, critic and scholar, writing in particular on William Blake, W. B. Yeats and Thomas Taylor.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Kathleen Raine · See more »


London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and London · See more »


Longman, commonly known as Pearson Longman, is a publishing company founded in London, England, in 1724 and is owned by Pearson PLC.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Longman · See more »

Monreith House

Monreith House is a category A listed Georgian mansion located east of the village of Port William in Mochrum parish, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Monreith House · See more »


Morocco (officially known as the Kingdom of Morocco, is a unitary sovereign state located in the Maghreb region of North Africa. It is one of the native homelands of the indigenous Berber people. Geographically, Morocco is characterised by a rugged mountainous interior, large tracts of desert and a lengthy coastline along the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. Morocco has a population of over 33.8 million and an area of. Its capital is Rabat, and the largest city is Casablanca. Other major cities include Marrakesh, Tangier, Salé, Fes, Meknes and Oujda. A historically prominent regional power, Morocco has a history of independence not shared by its neighbours. Since the foundation of the first Moroccan state by Idris I in 788 AD, the country has been ruled by a series of independent dynasties, reaching its zenith under the Almoravid dynasty and Almohad dynasty, spanning parts of Iberia and northwestern Africa. The Marinid and Saadi dynasties continued the struggle against foreign domination, and Morocco remained the only North African country to avoid Ottoman occupation. The Alaouite dynasty, the current ruling dynasty, seized power in 1631. In 1912, Morocco was divided into French and Spanish protectorates, with an international zone in Tangier, and regained its independence in 1956. Moroccan culture is a blend of Berber, Arab, West African and European influences. Morocco claims the non-self-governing territory of Western Sahara, formerly Spanish Sahara, as its Southern Provinces. After Spain agreed to decolonise the territory to Morocco and Mauritania in 1975, a guerrilla war arose with local forces. Mauritania relinquished its claim in 1979, and the war lasted until a cease-fire in 1991. Morocco currently occupies two thirds of the territory, and peace processes have thus far failed to break the political deadlock. Morocco is a constitutional monarchy with an elected parliament. The King of Morocco holds vast executive and legislative powers, especially over the military, foreign policy and religious affairs. Executive power is exercised by the government, while legislative power is vested in both the government and the two chambers of parliament, the Assembly of Representatives and the Assembly of Councillors. The king can issue decrees called dahirs, which have the force of law. He can also dissolve the parliament after consulting the Prime Minister and the president of the constitutional court. Morocco's predominant religion is Islam, and the official languages are Arabic and Berber, with Berber being the native language of Morocco before the Arab conquest in the 600s AD. The Moroccan dialect of Arabic, referred to as Darija, and French are also widely spoken. Morocco is a member of the Arab League, the Union for the Mediterranean and the African Union. It has the fifth largest economy of Africa.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Morocco · See more »

Natural history

Natural history is a domain of inquiry involving organisms including animals, fungi and plants in their environment; leaning more towards observational than experimental methods of study.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Natural history · See more »


Non-fiction or nonfiction is content (sometimes, in the form of a story) whose creator, in good faith, assumes responsibility for the truth or accuracy of the events, people, or information presented.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Non-fiction · See more »


Ornithology is a branch of zoology that concerns the study of birds.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Ornithology · See more »

Paultons Square

Paultons Square is a Georgian terraced garden square in Chelsea, London, SW3.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Paultons Square · See more »

Peter Scott

Sir Peter Markham Scott, (14 September 1909 – 29 August 1989) was a British ornithologist, conservationist, painter, naval officer, broadcaster and sportsman.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Peter Scott · See more »

Port William, Dumfries and Galloway

Port William is a fishing village in the parish of Mochrum, Wigtownshire, Dumfries and Galloway, in south-west Scotland with a population of approximately 460.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Port William, Dumfries and Galloway · See more »

Preparatory school (United Kingdom)

A preparatory school (or, shortened: prep school) in the United Kingdom is a selective, fee-charging independent primary school that caters primarily for children up to approximately the age of 13.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Preparatory school (United Kingdom) · See more »

Public school (United Kingdom)

A public school in England and Wales is a long-established, student-selective, fee-charging independent secondary school that caters primarily for children aged between 11 or 13 and 18, and whose head teacher is a member of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC).

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Public school (United Kingdom) · See more »

Ring of Bright Water

Ring of Bright Water is a book by Gavin Maxwell about his life in a remote house in coastal Scotland where he kept several wild otters as pets.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Ring of Bright Water · See more »

Ring of Bright Water (film)

Ring of Bright Water is a 1969 British-American feature film starring Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Ring of Bright Water (film) · See more »

Royal Society of Literature

The Royal Society of Literature (RSL) is a learned society founded in 1820, by King George IV, to "reward literary merit and excite literary talent".

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Royal Society of Literature · See more »

Sir Herbert Maxwell, 7th Baronet

The Rt.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Sir Herbert Maxwell, 7th Baronet · See more »


Skye, or the Isle of Skye (An t-Eilean Sgitheanach or Eilean a' Cheò), is the largest and northernmost of the major islands in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Skye · See more »

Skye Bridge

The Skye Bridge (Drochaid an Eilein Sgitheanaich) is a road bridge over Loch Alsh, Scotland, connecting the Isle of Skye to the island of Eilean Bàn.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Skye Bridge · See more »

Smooth-coated otter

The smooth-coated otter (Lutrogale perspicillata) is a species of otter, the only extant representative of the genus Lutrogale.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Smooth-coated otter · See more »

Soay, Skye

Soay (Sòdhaigh) is an island just off the coast of Skye, in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Soay, Skye · See more »

Special Operations Executive

The Special Operations Executive (SOE) was a British World War II organisation.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Special Operations Executive · See more »

St Cyprian's School

St Cyprian's School was an English preparatory school for boys, which operated in the early 20th century in Eastbourne, East Sussex.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and St Cyprian's School · See more »

Stowe School

Stowe School is a selective independent school in Stowe, Buckinghamshire.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Stowe School · See more »


In biological classification, the term subspecies refers to a unity of populations of a species living in a subdivision of the species’s global range and varies from other populations of the same species by morphological characteristics.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Subspecies · See more »

Terry Nutkins

Terence "Terry" Paul Nutkins (12 August 1946 – 6 September 2012) was an English naturalist, television presenter and author.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Terry Nutkins · See more »

Tex Geddes

Joseph "Tex" Geddes (24 October 191911 April 1998) was a Scottish author, adventurer, and self-styled Laird of Soay best known for the memoir Hebridean Sharker (1960) about his adventures on sharking boats off the west coast of Scotland with Gavin Maxwell and others.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Tex Geddes · See more »

Thami El Glaoui

Thami El Glaoui (التهامي الكلاوي; 1879 - 23 January 1956), known in English as Lord of the Atlas, was the Pasha of Marrakesh from 1912 to 1956.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Thami El Glaoui · See more »

The New York Times

The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and The New York Times · See more »

Tigris–Euphrates river system

The Tigris and Euphrates, with their tributaries, form a major river system in Western Asia.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Tigris–Euphrates river system · See more »

Travel literature

The genre of travel literature encompasses outdoor literature, guide books, nature writing, and travel memoirs.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Travel literature · See more »

Victor Gollancz

Sir Victor Gollancz (9 April 1893 – 8 February 1967) was a British publisher and humanitarian.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Victor Gollancz · See more »

Virginia McKenna

Virginia Anne McKenna OBE (born 7 June 1931) is a British stage and screen actress, author and wildlife campaigner.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Virginia McKenna · See more »


Wigtownshire or the County of Wigtown is a historic county, registration county and lieutenancy area in south-west Scotland.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Wigtownshire · See more »

Wilfred Thesiger

Sir Wilfred Patrick Thesiger (3 June 1910 – 24 August 2003),https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2003/aug/27/booksobituaries.obituaries also called Mubarak bin London (Arabic for "the blessed one of London") was an English explorer and travel writer.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Wilfred Thesiger · See more »

World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and World War II · See more »

Years of Lead (Morocco)

The Years of Lead (سنوات الرصاص Sanawāt ar-Ruṣāṣ, années de plomb) is the term used to describe a period of the rule of King Hassan II of Morocco, mainly the 1960s through the 1980s, marked by state violence against dissidents and democracy activists.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Years of Lead (Morocco) · See more »

Zoological Society of London

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is a charity devoted to the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats.

New!!: Gavin Maxwell and Zoological Society of London · See more »

Redirects here:

A Reed Shaken by the Wind, Camusfearna, Camusfeàrna, Gavin maxwell, Lords of the Atlas.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gavin_Maxwell

Hey! We are on Facebook now! »