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Henry Williamson - Author

Henry Williamson was born in Brockley, south-east London. After leaving school he enlisted in the London Rifle Brigade and served as a private in the Flanders trenches, where he was present for the Christmas Truce of 1914. His experiences of the First World War continued to surface in his writing, most notably in the semi-autobiographical series of books A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight (1951-1969). He moved to north Devon in 1921, where, inspired by the books of Richard Jefferies, Williamson started writing lyrical essays and stories about wildlife, which included his two most popular and critically acclaimed creations: Tarka the Otter (1927) and Salar the Salmon (1935). He was awarded the Hawthornden Prize for Literature in 1928, and with the £100 prize money bought a field and built himself a hut, where Salar was written.

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Reader ReviewedTarka the Otter
Henry Williamson - illustrated by Annabel Large
This 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....
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Salar the Salmon
Henry Williamson - illustrated by C.F. Tunnicliffe
Salar the Salmon is the book alongside Henry Williamson's Tarka the Otter that remains embedded in my childhood memory. Yes I was brought up in Devon and Salar the Salmon is set there but it's much more than the river...
Lovereading Price: £8.00 - Saving £2.00 (20%) Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2010
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