I’m Jim McKeown, welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.
I have always been fascinated by nature--especially animals. When I came across Tarka the Otter by Henry Williamson, I could not resist. I had never heard of Williamson, but the intro had a vast selection of stories by him. The New York Review Books also provided a brief biography. “Henry Williamson was born in Brockley, London. In January of 1914, he enlisted in the British Army, and by November he was fighting in the trenches on the Western front. He worked his way up to Lieutenant by 1916, and he fell sick from a gas attack in 1917. Later he wrote for a local paper. He died in 1977.