Richard Adams, ‘Watership Down’ author, dies at 96

Richard Adams, author of the famous children’s book “Watership Down,” has died at the age of 96, his family said in a statement on his official website.

The beloved British legend of children’s literature died on Christmas Eve, relatives said.

Adams began telling the story of “Watership Down,” an adventure about rabbits looking for a new home, to his two daughters.

They insisted he publish it as a book, his website explains.

It sold over one million copies in record time in the

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