"Watership Down" author Richard Adams dies

Not many authors can claim to have reinvented an entire genre but Richard Adams, who has died aged 96, did just that with "Watership Down", which became one of the biggest-selling childrens' books of all time. He took the ancient theme of talking animals, but instead of cutesy, this was cruel and savage, like nature itself. It will be revived as a four-part TV series in the New Year. In 1978 #Richard Adams wrote me (a 13-year-old from Iowa) a letter after i wrote him for class after...

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