Ring of Bright Water and The House of Elrig | Jim Crumley on Gavin Maxwell

‘Ring of Bright Water caught me off guard’ | Jim Crumley on Gavin Maxwell

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Greetings from Hoxton Square where, this summer, we’re travelling to far-flung destinations through the pages of Slightly Foxed.

The latest issue of the magazine takes us far and wide, from language-hunting in the Karakorum and climbing Mount Kenya to Anthony Burgess’s Malaya and Robert Graves’s Ancient Rome . . . However, today we’re heading to the West Highlands of Scotland with Gavin Maxwell’s Ring of Bright Water, with the Scottish nature writer Jim Crumley as our guide.

Please find an excerpt from Jim’s article on Maxwell’s classic below, which we do hope will whet your appetite. And if you’d like to explore more literary landscapes with Jim, you can listen to Episode 25 of the Slightly Foxed podcast: A Writer’s Territory.

With best wishes, as ever, from the SF office staff
Jennie, Anna, Hattie & Jess

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