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Richard George Adams was born in Newbury, England on May 9, 1920. He enrolled at the University of Oxford in 1938, but his studies were interrupted by World War II. During the war, he served with the British airborne forces in the Middle East and India. After the war, he returned to Oxford and toon meer received a degree in history in 1948. He joined the Ministry of Housing and Local Government and worked his way up over 20 years to a senior post in the clean-air section of the environmental department. He retired in 1974 to become a full-time writer. His first his novel, Watership Down, was published in 1972. It received the Carnegie Medal in Literature in 1972 and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize in 1973. His other books include Shardik, The Plague Dogs, Traveller, and Tales from Watership Down. He also wrote an autobiography entitled The Day Gone By. He died on December 24, 2016 at the age of 96. (Bowker Author Biography) toon minder

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Werken van Richard Adams

Waterschapsheuvel (1972) 25,195 exemplaren, 473 besprekingen
Verhalen van Waterschapsheuvel (1996) — Auteur — 2,586 exemplaren, 33 besprekingen
Twee honden (1977) 2,211 exemplaren, 40 besprekingen
Shardik (1974) 2,145 exemplaren, 21 besprekingen
Maia (1984) 945 exemplaren, 18 besprekingen
Het meisje op de schommel (1980) 843 exemplaren, 14 besprekingen
Traveller (1988) 455 exemplaren, 8 besprekingen
De ijzeren wolf en andere verhalen (1980) 409 exemplaren, 5 besprekingen
De Tijger Trip (1976) 171 exemplaren, 2 besprekingen
Rond het jaar in bos, veld en beek (1975) 148 exemplaren, 2 besprekingen
Watership Down: The Graphic Novel (2023) 128 exemplaren, 8 besprekingen
The Ship's Cat (1977) 122 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
Waterschapsheuvel : filmboek (1978) 118 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
Richard Adams's Favorite Animal Stories (1981) — Redacteur — 76 exemplaren, 2 besprekingen
De natuur bij dag en bij nacht (1978) 63 exemplaren, 2 besprekingen
The Day Gone By (1990) 60 exemplaren
Voyage Through the Antarctic (1982) 56 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
A Nature Diary (1985) 36 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
The Legend of Te Tuna (1982) 32 exemplaren
The Outlandish Knight (1999) 27 exemplaren
Daniel (2006) 19 exemplaren, 2 besprekingen
The Adventures of Egg Box Dragon (2018) 18 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
The Bureaucats (1985) 15 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
Flykten från Bekla : Maia 2 (1987) 14 exemplaren
Maia, Parts 1 and 2 (1987) 9 exemplaren
Watership Down / Shardik (1976) 9 exemplaren
Watership Down Friend and Foe (2000) 5 exemplaren
Watership Down Pipkin's Rainbow (2000) 4 exemplaren
Adams Richard 3 exemplaren
Occasional Poets: An Anthology (1986) 3 exemplaren
Maia: The Serrelinda (1989) 3 exemplaren
Maia: The Slave-Girl (1989) 3 exemplaren
Maia: The Peasant (1989) 3 exemplaren
Ruohometsän kansa (2018) 2 exemplaren
Maia: The Suban (1989) 2 exemplaren
The New Warren [short story] (1996) 1 exemplaar
Campion [short story] (1996) 1 exemplaar
The Moddey Dhoo [short story] (1980) 1 exemplaar
Back of the Moon [short story] (1980) 1 exemplaar
Crab [short story] (1980) 1 exemplaar
The Giant Eel [short story] (1980) 1 exemplaar
A Hundred Times [short story] (1980) 1 exemplaar
Mice in the Corn [short story] (1980) 1 exemplaar
The Nightingale [short story] (1980) 1 exemplaar
The Secret River [short story] (1996) 1 exemplaar
The Robin [short story] (1980) 1 exemplaar
The Woodpecker [short story] (1980) 1 exemplaar
The Iron Wolf [short story] (1980) 1 exemplaar
Stonecrop [short story] (1996) 1 exemplaar
Sandwort [short story] (1996) 1 exemplaar
Flyairth [short story] (1996) 1 exemplaar

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The Thorny Paradise: Writers on Writing for Children (1975) — Medewerker — 15 exemplaren
Guardian Angels (1987) — Medewerker — 12 exemplaren
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Watership Down [2018 TV mini series] (2018) — Original book — 1 exemplaar

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Officiële naam
Adams, Richard George
Geboortedatum
1920-05-09
Overlijdensdatum
2016-12-24
Graflocatie
Donated to Medical Science
Geslacht
male
Nationaliteit
Engeland
UK
Land (voor op de kaart)
England, UK
Geboorteplaats
Newbury, Berkshire, Engeland, UK
Plaats van overlijden
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Oorzaak van overlijden
complications of a blood disorder
Woonplaatsen
Isle of Man
Whitchurch, Hampshire, Engeland, UK
Opleiding
Bradfield College
University of Oxford(Worcester College)
Horris Hill School, Newbury
Beroepen
civil servant
novelist
author
writer
Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Local Government
Relaties
Adams, Elizabeth (wife)
Adams, Juliet (daughter)
Adams, Rosamond (daughter)
Organisaties
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
British Army(WWII)
British Civil Service
Prijzen en onderscheidingen
Whitchurch Award
Royal Society of Literature(Fellow ∙ 1975)
Korte biografie
Richard Adams was born in Newbury, Berkshire. From 1933 until 1938 he was educated at Bradfield College. In 1938 he went up to Worcester College, Oxford to read Modern History. On 3 September 1939 Neville Chamberlain announced that the United Kingdom was at war with Germany. In 1940 Adams joined the British Army, in which he served until 1946. He received a class B discharge enabling him to return to Worcester to continue his studies for a further two years (1946-48). He took the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1948 and of Master of Arts in 1953.

He was a senior civil servant who worked as an Assistant Secretary for the Department of Agriculture, later part of the Department of the Environment, from 1948 to 1974. Since 1974, following publication of his second novel, Shardik, he has been a full-time author.

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. When Watership Down was finally published, it sold over a million copies in record time in both the United Kingdom and the United States. Watership Down has become a modern classic and won both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize in 1972. To date, Adams' best-known work has sold over 50 million copies world-wide, earning him more than all his other books put together.

As of 1982, he was President of the RSPCA.

He also contested the 1983 general election, standing as an Independent Conservative in the Spelthorne constituency on a platform of opposition to fox hunting.

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Discussies

Watership Down in Centipede Press (augustus 2023)
Watership Down in The Green Dragon (juli 2023)
Richard Adams in Legacy Libraries (juli 2018)
Watership Down in Someone explain it to me... (januari 2017)
Group Read: Watership Down (Spoiler) in 75 Books Challenge for 2011 (september 2012)
Group Read: Watership Down (Non-spoiler) in 75 Books Challenge for 2011 (juli 2011)

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Heel leuk boek over een stelletje konijnen die aan de wandel gaan. Vertoont toch wel veel overeenkomsten met Tolkiens 'In de ban van de ring'-sfeer. Het viel me wel een beetje tegen na alles wat er destijds over geschreven en verteld werd.
 
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M.J.Meeuwsen | 472 andere besprekingen | Jul 1, 2012 |
Jeugdsentiment.
Heel lang geleden gelezen, ik durf het niet te herlezen.
Een dierenverhaals zoals je er niet veel tegenkomt.
Spannend en soms eng. Ook goed verfilmd, een klassieke tekenfilm.
 
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Petry | 472 andere besprekingen | Sep 13, 2011 |
Originelse vertellingen. Schitterend geillustreerd.
De schrijfstijl is alsof iemand voorleest die zich af en toe tot de lezer richt.
 
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SkepChris | 4 andere besprekingen | Dec 23, 2008 |
Beschrijving van bos en weiden tijdens de verschillende seizoenen.
½
 
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Anne51 | 1 andere bespreking | Apr 29, 2008 |

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Werken
81
Ook door
13
Leden
36,011
Populariteit
#519
Waardering
4.1
Besprekingen
637
ISBNs
500
Talen
22
Favoriet
67

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