Au­thor dies at 96

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD - Ship Down

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.

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