Henry William Williamson (1 December 1895 – 13 August 1977) was an English author who wrote novels concerned with wildlife, English social history and Ruralism.
Henry William Williamson (1 December 1895 – 13 August 1977) was an English author who wrote novels concerned with wildlife, English social history and Ruralism. He was awarded the Hawthornden Prize for literature in 1928 for his book Tarka the Otter. Henry Williamson was born in Brockley in south-east London. In early childhood his family moved to Ladywell, and he received a grammar school education at Colfe's School
Henry William Williamson (1 December 1895 – 13 August 1977) was an English soldier, naturalist, farmer and ruralist writer known for his natural history and social history novels, as well as for his fascist sympathies. He won the Hawthornden Prize for literature in 1928 with his book Tarka the Otter. Other books in the series. The Flax of Dream (4 books). Books by Henry Williamson. Mor. rivia About The Pathway.
A Puffin Book - stories that last a lifetime Henry Williamson remains best known for his nature stories, Tarka the Otter and Salar the Salmon
A Puffin Book - stories that last a lifetime. Puffin Modern Classics are relaunched under a new logo: A Puffin Book. There are 20 titles to collect in the series, listed below, all with exciting new covers and child-friendly endnotes. Henry Williamson remains best known for his nature stories, Tarka the Otter and Salar the Salmon. This collection comprises a selection of Williamson's work from a number of sources, including book introductions; contributions to anthologies and magazines; a series of articles in the Evening Standard from which the collection takes its title; and two significant essays.
Books about Williamson. Writings published posthumously by the Henry Williamson Society. The Dream of Fair Women (1924). Days of Wonder (1987; e-book 2013). From a Country Hilltop (1988; e-book 2013). Bibliography Henry Williamson Society. In 1974 he began working on a script for a film treatment of.
The Henry Williamson Nature Books. Complete in five volumes comprising Salar the Salmon, Tarka the Otter, The Peregrine’s Saga, The Lone Swallows and The Old Stag.
The fourth and final volume of the Flax of Dream Sequence. Jonathan Cape, London 1928. The Henry Williamson Nature Books. Putnam, Lo ndon 1945-46.
Henry Williamson is perhaps best known for his Hawthornden Prize-winning Tarka the Otter, yet he devoted a major part of his life to fiction which drew closely on his experiences during World War . .
Henry Williamson is perhaps best known for his Hawthornden Prize-winning Tarka the Otter, yet he devoted a major part of his life to fiction which drew closely on his experiences during World War I, including his sequence of novels A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight.
The Dream of Fair Women (1924).
In 1927 Williamson published his most acclaimed book, Tarka the Otter; it won him the Hawthornden Prize in 1928, and made him enough money to pay for the wooden hut near Georgeham where he wrote many of his later books, often sitting alone there for 15 hours a day. The wooden writing hut was granted Grade II listed status by English Heritage. A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight - a series of 15 novels following the life of Phillip Maddison from his birth in the late 1890s till the early 1950s, based loosely on Williamson's own life and experiences.
In early 1921 the young Henry Williamson, traumatised by his experiences in the First World War, moved from London to a tiny cottage in North Devon, seeking solitude and renewal. Here he began to make his name as a writer with nature stories and sketches about rural life and his early novels; and here he wrote the Hawthornden Prize-winning 'Tarka the Otter' which remains the book for which he is probably best known today.
The latter book has a first-hand description of the notorious "middle passage" - the transatlantic journey by which Africans were transported to a life of bondage in the New World. This book describes several escapes, and a slave prison of almost unbelievable cruelty in Louisville, Kentucky. I found this perhaps the most riveting narrative in the collection.