Henry Williamson

Henry Williamson was an English author known for his naturalistic writing and his association with the ruralist movement. He was born on December 1, 1895, and died on August 13, 1977. Williamson's work was heavily influenced by his experiences in World War I and his deep love of nature. His most famous work is the novel 'Tarka the Otter' (1927), which won the Hawthornden Prize for literature and remains a classic in nature writing. Williamson was also known for his series of novels 'A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight', which spans the period from the late 19th century to the Second World War.


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  1. 1. Tarka the Otter

    "Tarka the Otter" is a novel that follows the life of an otter, Tarka, in the wild. The story is set in North Devon, England and provides a detailed account of Tarka's experiences, from his birth to his eventual death, exploring his interactions with other animals, his struggles for survival, and his encounters with humans. The narrative is noted for its vivid and realistic descriptions of wildlife and the natural world.