|Books and References|
Trilogy: Ring of Bright Water / The Rocks Remain / Raven Seek Thy Brother
An online biography by Maxwell's nephew Sir Michael Maxwell, is available at http://www.maxwellsociety.com/Biography/Artists.htm
Biography: Gavin Maxwell - a life (1993) by Douglas Botting.
Maxwell's Ghost by his good friend Richard Frere
White Island by John Lister-Kaye
The title Ring of Bright Water is taken from the poem 'The Marriage of Psyche', by Kathleen Raine (1908-2003). Raine talks of her relationship with Maxwell in the third volume of her autobiography, The Lion's Mouth (1977). Some of Kathleen's poems can be found online.
A stone monument to Maxwell can be found at Sandaig (Camusfearna), positioned in the location of his old writing desk. There is also a monument to the otter Edal, who died in the fire at Camusfearna (see Sandaig Walk).
Some information on the film version of Ring of Bright water (directed by Jack Couffer) can be found at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064893/
The Status of Iraq Smooth-Coated Otter Lutrogale perspicillata maxwelli can be found at the IUCN Otter Specialist Group
Winifred Nicholson painting: View from Gavin Maxwell's (Hebridean Flowers), 1958. Oil on canvas, 57 x 69 cm.