Gavin Maxwell was born in 1914. In 1945 he bought the small Hebridean island of Soay and tried to establish a shark fisher. This resulted in his first book Harpoon at a Venture. His other books include Ring of Bright Water, which sold more than a million copies, The Rocks Remain, The House of Elrig and Raven Seek Thy Brother. Gavin Maxwell died in 1969.
"Gavin Maxwell's trilogy is essential reading" - Sunday Herald"