Author dies at 96
British author Richard Adams, whose 1972 book Water-
became a classic of children’s literature, has died, according to his daughter. He was 96. Adams’ lyrical and poignant novel about the plight of rabbits whose home was under threat became an astonishing success after it was published. Popular with both children and adults, it has since sold millions of copies and was made into a film, with a remake scheduled for next year.