Tarka the otter
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Published by Penguin Books in London .
Written in English


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StatementHenry Williamson
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR"6045"I55"T3"1937
The Physical Object
Pagination253 p.
Number of Pages253
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20447721M

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Aug 18,  · An otter became his focus. I do not know personally if any of this is true, but that is the story. The book he wrote about Tarka, a young male otter, is in many ways a painful document describing the risks and dangers of Tarka's life. There are many idyllic descriptions of the joyful fun of being an otter, but no happy endings here.5/5(4). The book: Tarka the Otter follows the birth, ‘joyful water-life’ and inevitable death of a male otter – Tarka, the Water Wanderer – in the ‘country of the two rivers’, namely the Rivers Taw and Torridge in North Devon which share a common estuary beyond Barnstaple, and the famous Braunton Burrows (extensive sand-dunes, until. Henry William Williamson (1 December – 13 August ) was an English author who wrote novels concerned with wildlife, English social history and nuamooreaid.com was awarded the Hawthornden Prize for literature in for his book Tarka the OtterBorn: 1 December , Brockley, London. Aug 23,  · Tarka the Otter is no work of fiction! It’s a true story! This is what makes it a great nature book. Henry Williamson devoted years of his life to tramp around the Devon countryside, tracking otters, observing them, making detailed notes on their behaviour, and often sleeping rough/5(54).

Nov 12,  · Tarka the Otter: His Joyful Water-Life and Death in the Country of the Two Rivers is a highly influential novel by Henry Williamson, first published in by G.P. Putnam's Sons with an introduction by the Hon. Sir John Fortescue. TARKA THE OTTER by Williamson, Henry and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at nuamooreaid.com In the wild there is no safety. The otter cub Tarka grows up with his mother and sisters, learning to swim, catch fish - and to fear the cry of the hunter and the flash of the metal trap. Soon he must fend for himself, travelling through rivers, woods, moors, ponds and out to sea, sometimes with the female otters White-tip and Greymuzzle, always on the run.4/5(1). The principal animal handler for the film, Peter Talbot, later published an e-book called Tarka and me with the sub-title "a ripple of ancient sunlight" (). The sub-title alludes to Williamson's view of nature being uniquely connected by this story to that of Gavin nuamooreaid.com trained at Music by: David Fanshawe.

May 02,  · TARKA THE OTTER is the classic story of an otter living in the Devonshire countryside which captures the feel of life in the wild as seen through the otter's own eyes. The story's atmosphere and detail make it easy to see why Tarka has become one of the best-loved creatures in world literature/5(K). Henry Williamson, author of Tarka the Otter: A brief look at his Life and Writings in North Devon in the s and '30s, the area known today as Tarka Country. Tarka the Otter: His Joyful Water-Life and Death in the Country of the Two Rivers is a highly influential novel by Henry Williamson, first published in by G.P. Putnam's Sons with an introduction by the Hon. Sir John Fortescue. In the wild there is no safety. The otter cub Tarka grows up with his mother and sisters, learning to swim, catch fish - and to fear the cry of the hunter and the flash of the metal trap. Soon he must fend for himself, travelling through rivers, woods, moors, ponds and out to sea, sometimes with the female otters White-tip and Greymuzzle, always.