Tarka the Otter by Henry Williamson

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 1927 by G.P. Putnam's Sons with an introduction by the Hon. Sir John Fortescue. It won the Hawthornden Prize in 1928 and remains Willamson's best-known and most popular work, having never been out of print since first publication.As its title suggests, the novel describes the life of an otter, along with a detailed observation of its habitat in the country of the River Taw and River Torridge in North Devon (the "Two Rivers"); the name "Tarka" is said by Williamson to mean "Wandering as Water" (p. 10). Though often now characterised as a children's book, Tarka has influenced literary figures as diverse as Ted Hughes and Rachel Carson.

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Tarka the Otter Mass Market Paperback 6985126 $4.78
Tarka the Otter Audible Audiobook 212687 $12.99 2010
Tarka the Otter (Puffin Classics) Hardcover 465387 $8.51 $10.16 2019
Tarka the Otter Paperback 605093 $17.95 2020
Tarka the Otter Paperback 1597497 $6.37 $3.46 2014
Tarka the Otter: His Joyful Water-Life and Death in the Country of the Two Rivers (Concord Library Series) Paperback 1876255 $40.18 $2.00 1990
Modern Classics Tarka the Otter Paperback 508520 $10.54 $7.25 2009
Tarka the Otter (Puffin Modern Classics) by Williamson, Henry (1995) Paperback Paperback 6673589 $68.62 $4.17
Tarka the Otter Hardcover 4489475 $330.18 $60.81
Tarka the Otter Mass Market Paperback 4816770 $3.24
TARKA THE OTTER Paperback 9212337 $1.47
Tarka the Otter Hardcover 2497258 $103.89 $3.36
Tarka the Otter : His Joyful Water-Life and Death in the Two Rivers Mass Market Paperback 15833820 $277.41 $1.54
Modern Classics Tarka the Otter (Penguin Modern Classics) by Henry Williamson (2009-06-23) Paperback 7250986 $20.03 $11.83
The Illustrated Tarka the Otter: His Joyful Waterlife and Death in the Country of the Two Rivers by Henry Williamson (1988-11-03) Hardcover 8577744 $570.99 $6.28
Tarka The Otter: His Joyful Water Life And Paperback 14619708 $2.95 1985
The Illustrated Tarka the Otter: His Joyful Waterlife and Death in the Country of the Two Rivers Hardcover 1514431 $10.00 1988
Puffin Modern Classics Tarka the Otter Paperback 1955239 $55.38 $0.39 1995
Tarka the Otter: His Joyful Water-Life and Death in the Two Rivers (Puffin Books) Paperback 5252624 $118.62 $0.01 1963
Tarka The Otter (U) Hardcover 10382616 $133.67 $3.99 1981
Tarka the Otter (Folio Society) Hardcover 5793717 $47.97 $9.99
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