Author(s): Richard Adams
'Fiver and I will be leaving the warren tonight . . . I don't know exactly where we shall go, but we'll take anyone who's ready to come with us.' Fiver was only a young rabbit, but he has a sixth sense and foresaw that disaster was about to destroy the warren. Few believed him. Led by his brother Hazel, a small band of rabbits sets out on a dangerous journey to find a safe home . . .
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 has written many novels and short stories, including Shardik and The Plague Dogs.