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Richard Adams grew up in Berkshire, the son of a country doctor. After an education at Oxford, he spent six years in the army and then went into the Civil Service. He originally began telling the story of Watership Down to his two daughters and they insisted he publish it as a book. It quickly became a huge success with both children and adults, and won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the Carnegie Medal in 1972. Richard Adams wrote many novels and short stories, including Shardik and The Plague Dogs. He died in 2016, aged 96.

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2 months to go until Richard Adams will be releasing Tales from Watership Down. Published by Puffin.

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2 months to go until Richard Adams will be releasing Tales from Watership Down. Published by Penguin Random House Children's UK.

20 days ago

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Happy Birthday Richard Adams! Now's the time to read Watership Down published by Puffin.

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Happy birthday Richard Adams

Happy Birthday Richard Adams! Now's the time to read Watership Down The Colouring Book published by Macmillan Children's Books.

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Happy birthday Richard Adams

Happy Birthday Richard Adams! Now's the time to read Watership Down: The Graphic Novel published by Puffin.

1 month ago

Happy birthday Richard Adams

Happy Birthday Richard Adams! Now's the time to read Watership Down: The Graphic Novel published by Penguin Random House Children's UK.

1 month ago

Happy birthday Richard Adams

Happy Birthday Richard Adams! Now's the time to read Watership Down published by Penguin Random House Children's UK.

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Happy birthday Richard Adams

Happy Birthday Richard Adams! Now's the time to read The Tyger Voyage published by Andersen.

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