Fun Facts Friday: Richard Adams

June 9, 2017

Richard Adams (9 May, 1920 – 24 December, 2016) was a novelist from England who is known for his novel Watership Down.

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1) Mr. Adams studied modern history in Worcester College, Oxford.

2) During World War II he was posted to the Royal Army Service Corps.

3) Mr. Adams was a career British Civil Servant.

4) Watership Down (1972) is one of the bestselling children’s books of all times.

5) An animated film of Watership Down was released in 1978. The them topped the UK charts for six weeks and was sung by Art Garfunkel.

6) The novel won Mr. Adams the Carnegie medal and the Guardian children’s prize.

7) Mr. Adams was head of the RSCSP (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) from 1980–82.

8) Other books by the author such as The Plague Dogs explored animal rights.

9) Netflix and the BBC are producing a new animated TV mini-series of Watership Down.

10) Mr. Adams lived most of his life within 10 miles of his birthplace.

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