Born, July 15th, Elrig, near Monreith (Dumfries & Galloway). Education: Stowe School & Oxford University
Begins the shark fishery(1945-48) on Soay that inspires his first novel
Harpoon at a venture published
Acquires first otter Mijbil. Published God Protect Me from My Friends
Mijbil killed by workman. A Reed Shaken by the Wind published, about the Marsh Arabs of Iraq.
Acquires Edal. Published The Pains of Death
Ring of Bright Water published - eventual sales total over 1 million. Teko arrives at Sandaig (8 months old)
The Otters Tale published.
The Rocks Remain published. Maxwell buys the Eilean Bàn cottages
The House of Elrig published
Lords of the Atlas published
Sandaig (Camusfearna) cottage destroyed by fire. Death of Edal. Published Raven Seek Thy Brother
Film version of Ring of Bright Water
Maxwell died of cancer, September 7th, Inverness. Teko died of heart attack on 21st September