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Watership Down

Published by Oneworld Publications
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

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A phenomenal worldwide bestseller for over forty years, Richard Adams’ spellbinding classic Watership Down is one of the best-loved novels of all time. Set in the beautiful English countryside of the Berkshire Downs, a once idyllic rural landscape, this stirring tale of adventure, courage, and survival follows a band of very special rabbits fleeing the destruction of their home by a developer. Led by a stout-hearted pair of brothers, they leave the safety of Sandleford Warren in search of a safe haven and a mysterious promised land, skirting danger at every turn.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (September 16, 2014)
  • Length: 496 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781780747316
  • Ages: 8 - 99

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Raves and Reviews

Watership Down is stunning, compulsive reading.’

– Sunday Times

'A great book. A whole world is created, perfectly real in itself, yet constituting a deep incidental comment on human affairs.'

– Guardian

‘This beautifully written and intensely moving story is the work of an extraordinary imagination.’

– Sunday Telegraph

‘An impressive, immensely readable story, held together over 400 pages by a powerful imagination that soon forbids disbelief.’

– New Statesman

'A gripping story of rebellion in a rabbit warren and the subsequent adventures of the rebels. Adams has a poetic eye and a gift for storytelling which will speak to readers of all ages for many years to come.'

– Sunday Times

'A masterpiece. The best story about wild animals since The Wind in the Willows. Very funny, exciting, often moving.'

– Evening Standard

‘This lovely, lovely novel will join those classics which preserve the simpler joys... and there is the wonder of the English countryside, seen with the ground-level detail of a rabbit’s eye and ear and nose, the scent and savour of short, sweet grass, the aromatic tiny wild plants, their names used like charms.’

– Monica Dickens

‘Quite marvelous... A powerful new vision of the great chain of being.’

– New York Times Book Review

‘A classic... A great book.’

– Los Angeles Times

‘Spellbinding...Marvelous...A taut tale of suspense, hot pursuit and derring-do.’

– Chicago Tribune

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