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Richard Adams (1920 - 2016) British author of 'Watership Down'.
Richard Adams was born in England in 1920 and lived
in the South of England with his wife until his death in 2016. He studied history at
Oxford and worked as a civil servant in Britain's Department of
Environment, were he developed concerns about the environment
that he has conveyed in his books.
His first novel, the popular animal fantasy Watership Down,
concerned a group of rabbits whose home was threatened by
development. He began telling the story to his two daughters,
Juliet and Rosamund, during long auto trips. They insisted
that he publish it. After two years of writing he submitted
the book only to have it rejected by thirteen major publishers
before the small press of Rex Collings took it on. Adams has
also published non-fiction books, an autobiography, short
stories, and has edited several anthologies.
Books by Richard Adams
◊Watership Down. (1972)
◊The Tyger Voyage. (1976)
◊The Plague Dogs. (1977)
◊The Ship's Cat. (1977)
◊The Girl in a Swing. (1980)
◊The Legend of Te Tuna. (1982)
◊The Outlandish Knight. (1999)
Series: Beklan Empire
◊1. Shardik. (1974)
◊2. Maia. (1984)
◊The Iron Wolf: And Other Stories. (1980)
◊The Unbroken Web: Stories and Fables. (1980)
◊Tales from Watership Down. (1996)
Anthologies (as Editor):
◊Sinister and Unnatural Stories. [Sinister And Supernatural Stories] (1978)
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