Rereading Watership Down is like visiting old
friends. There is Hazel and her brother
Fiver, the seer, trying to lead the clan away from danger. Bigwig, Dandelion and Bluebell believing in
Fiver’s vision follow him on an arduous journey to their new home. The story is
set in the Berkshires with a colony of rabbits.
This is not just a cuddly bunny tale; it reflects classic struggles and
is told with an almost mythical manner.
There is drama, bravery, and evil, all the main ingredients for a great
story. The rabbits face a long trek with
many dangers before finding home in a new land.
A phenomenal worldwide bestseller for over thirty years, Richard Adams's "Watership Down" is a timeless classic and one of the most beloved novels of all time. 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 brothers, 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.