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Watership Down

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.

What critics have said:

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.
The Sunday Times
A masterpiece. The best story about wild animals since The Wind in the Willows. Very funny, exciting, often moving.
Evening Standard
A great book. A whole world is created, perfectly real in itself, yet constituting a deep incidental comment on human affairs.
Guardian
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