Maxwell, Gavin

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Maxwell, Gavin Gender: M
born on 15 July 1914 at 15:55 (= 3:55 PM )
Place Port William, Scotland, 54n46, 4w35
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Bordoni
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 22°17' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 26°06 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 21°34'


Scottish naturalist and author, best known for his work with otters. He wrote the book Ring of Bright Water (1960) about how he brought an otter back from Iraq and raised it in Scotland. Ring of Bright Water sold more than a million copies and was made into a movie starring Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna in 1969. The title Ring of Bright Water was taken from a poem by Kathleen Raine, who said in her autobiography that Maxwell had been the love of her life.

He died 7 September 1969.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Bordoni vol 3, via Transit. Paul Wright quotes birth record, showing the same time, with location Elrig (close to Port William, Wigtonshire) 54N48 4W37


  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction