Salar the Salmon, Paperback Book

Salar the Salmon Paperback

Illustrated by C. F. Tunnicliffe

Part of the Nature Classics Library series


Swimming in from cold currents in the Atlantic, drawn by a deep impulse to reach ancestral spawning grounds inland, Salar - the 'leaper' - is a five year-old salmon returning to the stream of its birth.

Salar's migration through the riverways of Devon - surviving porpoises, seals, nets, fishermen, otters, poachers and weirs - is one of nature's great journeys.

Intense, brilliantly imagines, the salmon's perilous return leaves us with a vivid, unsentimental picture of how both people and wildlife rely on a river and its estuary. Originally published in 1935, Salar the Salmon combines Henry Williamson's great talent as a writer with his insight as a naturalist.

This edition includes the black and white illustrations by C.F.

Tunnicliffe that first appeared in 1936.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 216 pages, 50 b/w illustrations
  • Publisher: Little Toller Books
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  • Category: Conservation of the environment
  • ISBN: 9780956254542

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