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RICHARD ADAMS: 1920-2016

Author of Watership Down dies at 96

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Richard Adams quit the civil service in 1974 to become a full-time writer. He published a score of books. Some sold well, but none approached the success of Watership Down, a classic yarn of discovery and struggle.

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Richard Adams quit the civil service in 1974 to become a full-time writer. He published a score of books. Some sold well, but none approached the success of Watership Down (above), a classic yarn of discovery and struggle.

New York

RICHARD Adams, the British novelist who became one of the world's best-selling authors with his first book, Watership Down, a tale of rabbits whose adventures in a pastoral realm of epic perils explored Homeric themes of exile, courage and survival, died on Saturday. He was 96.

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