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Richard Adams (author)

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Richard George Adams (born May 9 1920 in Newbury, Berkshire, England) is a British novelist who is best known for two novels with animal characters, Watership Down and The Plague Dogs.

Richard Adams was a civil servant who worked for the Department of Agriculture. He originally began telling the story of Watership Down to his two daughters Juliet and Rosamund, and they insisted he publish it as a book. It took two years to write and was rejected by thirteen publishers.

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