Richard Adams
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First Author
Second Watership Down, Plague Dogs…
Third Mostly Animal Fantasy Genre
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\Adams was born in Newbury, Berkshire. From 1933 until 1938 he was educated at Bradfield College. In 1938 he went up to Worcester College, Oxford to read Modern History. On 3 September 1939 Neville Chamberlain announced that the United Kingdom was at war with Germany. In 1940 Adams joined the British Army, in which he served until 1946. He received a class B discharge enabling him to return to Worcester to continue his studies for a further two years (1946-48). He took the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1948 and of Master of Arts in 1953.


  • Watership Down
  • Tales from Watership Down
  • The Plague Dogs
  • Shardik
  • Traveller
  • The Iron Wolf and Other Stories
  • The Tyger Voyage
  • The Ship's Cat