Gavin Maxwell Timeline Print

Maxwell Timeline


1914
Born, July 15th, Elrig, near Monreith (Dumfries & Galloway). Education: Stowe School & Oxford University

1945
Begins the shark fishery(1945-48) on Soay that inspires his first novel

1952
Harpoon at a venture published

1956
Acquires first otter Mijbil. Published God Protect Me from My Friends

1957
Mijbil killed by workman. A Reed Shaken by the Wind published, about the Marsh Arabs of Iraq.

1959
Acquires Edal. Published The Pains of Death

1960
Ring of Bright Water published - eventual sales total over 1 million. Teko arrives at Sandaig (8 months old)

1962
The Otters Tale published.

1963
The Rocks Remain published. Maxwell buys the Eilean Bàn cottages

1965
The House of Elrig published

1966
Lords of the Atlas published

1968
Sandaig (Camusfearna) cottage destroyed by fire. Death of Edal. Published Raven Seek Thy Brother

1969
Film version of Ring of Bright Water

1969
Maxwell died of cancer, September 7th, Inverness. Teko died of heart attack on 21st September