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Watership Down Watership Down by Richard Adams is a tale of adventure and sorrow through the eyes of rabbits as they seek their own place in the animal world The Sandleford warren rabbits used their natural instinct and fled the intrusion of man and destruction This decision takes them through the remainder of the book which enriched by Adamss vivid imagination tells of their dangerous travels over the green fields and meadows of early England The group barely survives vicious predators and other hostile warrens Yet in the end as the animals instincts kick in they settle down in a place known as Watership Down only wanting to create the perfect warren The author of this book Richard George Adams was born in 1920 in BerkshireEngland Married to Elizabeth Adams and boasting a degree in modern history he is known for his verse and fiction for children Most of his books are set in the world of animals such as rabbits or dogs Watership Down was his first childrens novel but it became an instant bestseller when adult and adolescent audiences all across the world fell in love with it Some of his other novels include Shardik which is about a mans belief in a supernatural bear- god The Plague Dogs which is about two badly injured who escape from an animal experimentation laboratory The Girl in a Swing which is about the marriage of a quiet English man to a mysterious and beautiful German women and Maiawhich is about the heroic adventures of a poor girl sold to a rich nobleman His autobiography Day Gone By is currently out of print Watership Down was originally developed from stories Adams told to amuse his two daughters on long road trips At this point he was working as a civil servant in Great Britains Department of Environment but at their insistence he began to write the novel that was finished two years later After many
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