by Richard Adams
Editor: Penguin Books Ltd
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Richard Adams’ 40th birthday picaresque saga on a funny rabbit band – Watership Down is one of the most beloved novels of our timeSandleford Warren is in dangerHazel, Five’s younger brother, is convinced that a great evil is about to come to earth, but no one wants to hear it.And why would they have when it’s Spring, the grass is fat and succulentSo that together, Hazel and Five and a few other brave rabbits secretly leave behind the security and stenoses of the garenne, and hop temporarily in a vast strange worldHunted by his old friends, chased by dogs and foxes, avoiding farms and other man-made threats, but to make new friends, Hazel and his rabbit friends dream of a new life in the emerald embrace of Watership DownA captivating story of the rebellion in the rabbit of the warren and the continuation of the adventures of the rebelsAdams has a poetic eye and a gift for telling stories that speak to readers of all ages for many years to come ” Sunday Times A masterpieceThe most beautiful history of wild animals since Le Vent dans les SaulesVery funny, exciting, often on the move ” Evening Standard Has a great bookA whole world is created, perfectly real in itself, but which yet constitute a profound accessory of commentary on human affairs’ GuardianRichard Adams grew up in Berkshire, the son of a country doctorAfter training at Oxford University, he spent six years in the military and then in the civil service.He first started telling the story of Watership Down to his two daughters and they insisted that he publish it in book form.He quickly became a huge success with children and adults, and won the Guardian of Children’s Fiction Award and the Carnegie Medal in 1972Richard Adams has written numerous novels and short stories, including Shardik and The Plague of Dogs.
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