'Watership Down' Author Richard Adams Dead At 96

LONDON, Dec 27 (Reuters) - British novelist Richard Adams, the author of “Watership Down,” which sold millions of copies and captivated a generation of children, has died aged 96, his family said.

The tale of brave rabbits searching for safety when their warren is threatened was at first rejected by major publishers. But the adventures of Hazel and Fiver went on to become a best-seller and the book is now considered a classic.

It was also made into a hugely successful animated...

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