|Richard George Adams|
|Born||May 9, 1920 |
Richard George Adams (born May 9, 1920) is an English novelist who is best known as the writer of three novels featuring animal characters, in particular Watership Down and to a lesser extent Shardik and The Plague Dogs. Events 1457 BC - Battle of Megiddo (15th century BC between Thutmose III and a large Canaanite coalition under the King of Year 1920 ( MCMXX) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display 1920 of the Gregorian calendar Newbury is a Civil parish and the principal Town in the west of the County of Berkshire in England. Berkshire (ˈbɑːkʃə or /ˈbɑːkʃɪə/ say Baak-shuh/-sheer sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a Home County in the South Nationality is a relationship between a Person and their State of Origin, Culture, association Affiliation and/or Loyalty England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Ronald Mathias Lockley ( -) was a Welsh naturalist and Author who spent much of his later life in New Zealand. Events 1457 BC - Battle of Megiddo (15th century BC between Thutmose III and a large Canaanite coalition under the King of Year 1920 ( MCMXX) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display 1920 of the Gregorian calendar England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland A novel (from Italian novella, Spanish novela, French nouvelle for "new" "news" or "short story Watership Down is the first and most successful Novel by British author Richard Adams. This page refers to the novel by Richard Adams For the Stephen King character see Shardik (Dark Tower. The Plague Dogs is the third novel by Richard Adams, author of Watership Down. He also served on Faculty at the University of Florida. The University of Florida ( Florida or UF) is a public land-grant, sea-grant, space-grant major Research 
Adams was born in Newbury, Berkshire. Newbury is a Civil parish and the principal Town in the west of the County of Berkshire in England. Berkshire (ˈbɑːkʃə or /ˈbɑːkʃɪə/ say Baak-shuh/-sheer sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a Home County in the South From 1933 until 1938 he was educated at Bradfield College. Bradfield College is a coeducational Public school located in the small village of Bradfield in the English 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. Arthur Neville Chamberlain (18 March 1869 &ndash 9 November 1940 was a British Conservative Politician and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom In 1940 Adams joined the British Army, in which he served until 1946. The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. He received a class B discharge enabling him to return to Worcester to continue his studies for a further two years (1946-48). A military discharge is given when a member of the Armed forces is released from his or her obligation to serve He took the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1948 and of Master of Arts in 1953. In the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Dublin, the degree of Master of Arts or Master in Arts ( MA) is awarded to Bachelors 
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. See also Bureaucrat The term civil service has two distinct meanings Branch of governmental service in which individuals are hired on the basis Assistant Secretary is a grade in the British Civil Service, now more commonly styled Divisional Manager or Deputy Director 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. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Watership Down has become a modern classic and won both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize in 1972. In the traditional sense a Classic Book is one written in Ancient Greece or Ancient Rome (see Classics) The Carnegie Medal in Literature was established in the UK in 1936 in honour of Scottish Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. The Guardian Children's Fiction Prize or Guardian Award is a prominent award for works of Children's literature by British or Commonwealth authors published in the 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. This article is about the original RSPCA in England and Wales
He also contested the 1983 general election, standing as an Independent Conservative in the Spelthorne constituency on a platform of opposition to fox hunting. Results The Conservatives won with a majority of 144 seats|} Total votes cast 30661309 Spelthorne is a Constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Fox hunting is an activity involving the tracking chase and sometimes killing of a fox traditionally a Red fox, by trained Foxhounds or other Scent hounds
He now lives, with his wife, Elizabeth, in Whitchurch, Hampshire, within 10 miles (16 km) of his birthplace.