‘Watership Down is stunning, compulsive reading.’
Watership DownRichard Adams
A phenomenal worldwide bestseller for over forty years, Richard Adams’ spellbinding classic Watership Down is one of the best-loved animal stories of all time. Set in the beautiful English countryside of the Berkshire Downs, this stirring tale of adventure, courage and survival follows a small band of rabbits fleeing the destruction of their home by a developer. Led by a stout-hearted pair of brothers, Fiver and Hazel, they leave the safety of Sandleford Warren in search of refuge, skirting danger at every turn.
‘This beautifully written and intensely moving story is the work of an extraordinary imagination.’
'A great book. A whole world is created, perfectly real in itself, yet constituting a deep incidental comment on human affairs.'
'A masterpiece. The best story about wild animals since The Wind in the Willows. Very funny, exciting, often moving.'
‘An impressive, immensely readable story, held together over 400 pages by a powerful imagination that soon forbids disbelief.’
‘Quite marvelous... A powerful new vision of the great chain of being.’
'This new edition is quite spectacular.'
‘A classic... A great book.’
'Exquisite… a treasured keepsake for those whose original version has become tattered, and a delightful introduction to a new generation.'
'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.'
‘Spellbinding...Marvelous...A taut tale of suspense, hot pursuit and derring-do.’
‘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.’