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Watership Down

By Richard Adams
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1780747314
  • Pages : 496
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 983
  • File Pdf: watership-down.pdf

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A phenomenal worldwide bestseller for over forty years, Richard Adams’ spellbinding classic Watership Down is one of the best-loved novels of all time. Set in the beautiful English countryside of the Berkshire Downs, a once idyllic rural landscape, this stirring tale of adventure, courage, and survival follows a band of very special rabbits fleeing the destruction of their home by a developer. Led by a stout-hearted pair of brothers, they leave the safety of Sandleford Warren in search of a safe haven and a mysterious promised land, skirting danger at every turn.

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