Shabby Sunday: Watership Down by Richard Adams


Shabby Sunday is a meme started by Mischenko of ReadRantRock&Roll and credit also goes to her for the banner above.

My chosen book for this week is

Watership Down by Richard Adams

Set in England’s Downs, a once idyllic rural landscape, this stirring tale of adventure, courage and survival follows a band of very special creatures on their flight from the intrusion of man and the certain destruction of their home. Led by a stouthearted pair of friends, they journey forth from their native Sandleford Warren through the harrowing trials posed by predators and adversaries, to a mysterious promised land and a more perfect society. 

image2I think there are very few children who did not grow up reading this novel at some point. Written as a more adult novel aimed at children, Watership Down tells the story of a group of wild rabbits who escape their warren’s destruction by man and set out to find a new home. My copy actually belonged to my mum, but I loved it so much that she gave it to me. It really has got rather shabby over the years but its a much treasured addition to my bookshelf.

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