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.
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Number of pages: 528
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 36 mm
'This new edition is quite spectacular.' - Bill Heine, BBC Radio Oxford
'Watership Down is stunning, compulsive reading.' - The Sunday Times
'A great book. A whole world is created, perfectly real in itself, yet constituting a deep incidental comment on human affairs.' - The Guardian
'This beautifully written and intensely moving story is the work of an extraordinary imagination.' - The 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.' - The Sunday Times
'A masterpiece. The best story about wild animals since The Wind in the Willows. Very funny, exciting, often moving.' - The 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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Yes, the title describes the book well. I already knew that this was a well-written book with a great story as I'd read it several times in the past. I bought this book because of its beautiful illustrations... More
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