Watership Down

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Penguin Books Limited, 1973 - Fiction - 480 pages
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Fiver could sense danger. Something terrible was going to happen to the warren - he felt sure of it. So did his brother Hazel, for Fiver's sixth sense was never wrong. They had to leave immediately, and they had to persuade the other rabbits to join them. And so begins a long and perilous journey of a small band of rabbits in search of a safe home. Fiver's vision finally leads them to Watership Down, but here they face their most difficult challenge of all... Watership Down is an epic journey, a stirring tale of adventure, courage and survival against the odds.

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User Review  - empress8411 - LibraryThing

I read this is as part of a GroupRead on Instagram. I’d never read the book, only seen (and be traumatized) by the cartoon. This book is magical. Part folk tale, part adventure, a bit grimdark ... Read full review

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User Review  - KiernanMaire - LibraryThing

I was terrified of the animated movie as a child, and didn't read the book until I met my husband, and found out it was one of his favorites. I still think it's a haunting tale, beautiful and sad. On ... Read full review

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About the author (1973)

Richard Adams grew up in Berkshire, the son of a country doctor. After an education at Oxford, he spent six years in the army and then went into the Civil Service. He originally began telling the story of Watership Down to his two daughters and they insisted he publish it as a book. It quickly became a huge success with both children and adults, and won the Guardian Children s Fiction Award and the Carnegie Medal in 1972. Richard Adams has written many novels and short stories, including Shardik and The Plague Dogs. He now lives in Hampshire with his wife and enjoys a wide variety of hobbies including walking in the countryside and English literature.

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