Friday, 1 July 2011

WATERSHIP DOWN Richard Adams, 1972

My Mum read this book to me when I was eight. We cried together at the ending. I didn’t think I would cry again at it now. But I did.

It was lovely to read once more, not just because it brought back all those childhood memories but because it is an extraordinary adventure. The rabbits all have fully-defined characters so you care deeply about them. General Woundwort makes a fabulous villain and it’s superb the way his memory lives on to scare naughty baby rabbits into doing what their mothers tell them. Hazel is a true hero and his story is an epic battle against the odds to lead his followers to a better life.

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