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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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36 editions First published in 1927

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Tarka the Otter
November 1996, Chivers Audio Books
Audio cassette in English - Unabridged edition
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Tarka The Otter
November 1, 1991, Books on Tape, Inc.
Audio Cassette
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Tarka the Otter
November 1985, Dh Audio
Audio Cassette
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Tarka the Otter
September 1982, Salem House Publishers
Hardcover in English - De Luxe Ed edition
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Tarka the Otter
June 1981, Ulverscroft Large Print Books
Hardcover in English - Large Prnt edition
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Tarka the Otter
1978, The Bodlet Head
Hardback in English
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Tarka the otter
1964, Nonesuch Press
in English
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Tarka the otter: his joyful water-life and death in the country of the Two Rivers.
1960, Looking Glass Library; distributed by Random House
in English
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1949, Penguin
in English
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Tarka the Otter
1949, Puffin Books
Paperback in English
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Tarka the Otter
1930, Bernhard Tauchnitz
in English
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Tarka the Otter
January 1927, Books On Tape
Audio Cassette in English
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Tarka the Otter
1927, Privately published
Hardcover in English

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