Watership Down

Author(s): Richard Adams

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"Watership Down" is stunning - a compulsive read. The story is a picaresque saga about a motley band of rabbits who desert their ancient warren when the gentle 'fiver' predicts imminent destruction of all who remain. Led by Fiver's intelligent brother Hazel, the refugees set out on an epic search fro a new home.


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Winner of Guardian Children's Fiction Award 1973 and Carnegie Medal 1972. Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003. Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.

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.

General Fields

  • : 9780140039580
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : November 1974
  • : 181mm X 111mm X 21mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Richard Adams
  • : Paperback
  • : 480