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Richard Adams, the son of a country doctor, was born in Newbury in England in 1920. He was educated at Bradfield College and Worcester College, Oxford. He served in the Second World War and in 1948 joined the civil service. In the mid-1960s he completed his first novel, Watership Down, for which he struggled for several years to find a publisher. It was eventually awarded both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Award for children's fiction for 1972. In 1974 he retired from the civil service and published a series of further books, including Shardik, Tales from Watership Down, Maia, The Plague Dogs, and The Girl in a Swing. Adams died on Christmas Eve, 2016.

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"A classic yarn of discovery and struggle."-- "The New York Times"
"A classic...A great book."-- "Los Angeles Times"
"Quite marvelous...A powerful new vision of the great chain of being."-- "New York Times Book Review"
"Spellbinding...Marvelous...A taut tale of suspense, hot pursuit and derring-do."-- "Chicago Tribune"
"What a relief to read of characters who have honor and courage and dignity, who will risk their lives for others, whose love for their families and friends and community is enduring and effective"-- "New York Review of Books"

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