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Richard Adams - Author

About the Author

Richard Adams (1920 - 2016) was an English novelist best known as the author of Watership Down, first published in 1972. He served in the British Army during the second world war, and then joined the civil service.

He originally began telling the story of Watership Down to his two daughters during long car journeys and they insisted it  he publish it as a book. It was awarded the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, and went on to sell millions of copies throughout the world. In 1975 Adams was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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Managing International Migration for Development in East Asia

Managing International Migration for Development in East Asia

Author: Richard Adams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/10/2020

This volume draws on a rich set of data and institutional analysis to present findings on the impact of migration on the economies of both migrant-sending and migrant-receiving countries in the East Asia and Pacific region. The papers point out that due to demographic trends in the region, managing migration is not a matter of choice but one of necessity, and that while migration has significant and positive impact there are also important policy issues that need to be addressed to enhance migration's development impact and realise its full potential. This book comprises background papers written for a companion World Bank volume, International Migration and Development in East Asia and the Pacific. The authors are leading researchers on migration and development from different countries of the region.

Watership Down

Watership Down

Author: Richard Adams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/11/2018

One of the best-loved children's classics of all time, this is the complete, original story of Watership Down. Something terrible is about to happen to the warren - Fiver feels sure of it. And Fiver's sixth sense is never wrong, according to his brother Hazel. They had to leave immediately, and they had to persuade the other rabbits to join them. And so begins a long and perilous journey of a small band of rabbits in search of a safe home. Fiver's vision finally leads them to Watership Down, but here they face their most difficult challenge of all . . . This much-loved tale of courage and survival is now a beautiful new animated series for television, full of excitement and adventure - perfect for all the family to enjoy.

Watership Down Classic Gift Edition with Ribbon Marker

Watership Down Classic Gift Edition with Ribbon Marker

Author: Richard Adams Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2018

A phenomenal worldwide bestseller for over forty years, Richard Adams' spellbinding classic Watership Down is one of the best-loved novels of all time, and resonates just as vividly today as it did nearly half a century ago. With a new four-part BBC adaptation planned for Christmas 2018, in collaboration with Netflix and voiced by stars including John Boyega, Rosamund Pike, Olivia Colman and James McAvoy, this beautiful new heritage edition will be treasured by children for years to come. Design features of this classic edition include gold foil, head and tail bands and a beautiful gold ribbon, making this the ideal gift for Christmas and beyond.

The Adventures of Egg Box Dragon

The Adventures of Egg Box Dragon

Author: Richard Adams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

From the author of Watership Downcomes an enchanting picture book about the adventures of a mischievous homemade dragon. Whatever you've lost, Egg Box Dragon will find it. He's retrieved missing footballs, glasses and watches aplenty. He's so expert at cracking mysteries that the Queen herself requests his services. Will Egg Box Dragon find the missing diamond from the Queen's crown? Richard Adams, author of Watership Down, was awarded both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Award for children's fiction. A new mini series of Watership Down will premiere Christmas 2018 on BBC1 and launch globally on Netflix Spring 2019, featuring the voices of Olivia Colman and Freddie Fox, amongst others. Author-illustrator Alex T. Smith is the award-winning creator of the Claude series, now a TV show on Disney Junior.

MAIA

MAIA

Author: Richard Adams Format: eBook Release Date: 22/11/2017

Richard Adams pokoril mir svoej pervoj knigoj "e;Obitateli holmov"e;. EHtot roman, ponachalu otvergnutyj vsemi krupnymi izdatel'stvami, polyubilsya millionam chitatelej vo vsem mire, byl dvazhdy ehkranizirovan i zanyal dostojnoe mesto v odnom ryadu s "e;Malen'kim princem"e; A. Sent-EHkzyuperi, "e;CHajkoj po imeni Dzhonatan Livingston"e; R. Baha, "e;Vinom iz oduvanchikov"e; R. Brehdberi i "e;Cvetami dlya EHldzhernona"e; D. Kiza. Za "e;Obitatelyami holmov"e; posledoval "e;SHardik"e; - roman poistine ehpicheskogo razmaha, prichem sam Adams nazyval ehtu knigu samoj lyubimoj vo vsem svoem tvorchestve. Izobrazhennyj v "e;SHardike"e; mir sravnivali so Sredizem'em Dzh. R. R. Tolkina i Narniej K. S. L'yuisa, i dazhe s gomerovskoj "e;Odisseej"e;. Pered nami razvorachivalas' ne prosto panorama vymyshlennogo mira, produmannogo do mel'chajshih detalej, s zhivymi i dyshashchimi geroyami, no istoriya o poiske chelovekom boga, o vere i iskuplenii. A sledom za "e;SHardikom"e; Adams napisal "e;Majyu"e; - roman, dejstvie kotorogo proiskhodit v toj zhe Beklanskoj imperii, no primerno desyatiletiem ran'she. Itak, pyatnadcatiletnyuyu Majyu prodayut v rabstvo; iz rybackoj derevni ona popadaet v imperskuyu stolicu, s ee velichestvennymi dvorcami, neischislimymi soblaznami i opasnymi, golovolomnymi intrigami... Vpervye na russkom!

Tales from Watership Down

Tales from Watership Down

Author: Richard Adams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

Tales from Watership Down is the enchanting sequel to Richard Adams's bestselling classic Watership Down, which won the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Fiction Award. Adams returns to the vivid and distinctive world he created in that enduring work, reacquainting readers with the characters we know and love, including Fiver, Hazel, Bigwig, Dandelion and the legendary rabbit hero El-ahrairah. These compelling tales include all-new adventures, with the younger generation of rabbits eager to find out about the heroic age that existed before they were born. Enchanting us once again with stories of courage and survival, the millions of readers who enjoyed Watership Down now have the chance to re-enter this unique and spell-binding world.

Shardik

Shardik

Author: Richard Adams Format: eBook Release Date: 15/03/2016

A gripping tale of war, adventure, horror, and romance, Shardik is a remarkable exploration of mankind's universal desire for divine incarnation.Richard Adams' Watership Down was a #1 New York Times bestseller, a stunning work of the imagination, and an acknowledged modern classic. In Shardik, Adams sets a different yet equally compelling tale in a far-off fantasy world. Shardik is a fantasy of tragic character, centered on the long-awaited reincarnation of the gigantic bear Shardik and his appearance among the half-barbaric Ortelgan people. Mighty, ferocious, and unpredictable, Shardik changes the life of every person in the story. His advent commences a momentous chain of events.Kelderek the hunter, who loves and trusts the great bear, is swept up by destiny to become first devotee and then prophet, then victorious soldier, then ruler of an empire and priest-king of Lord ShardikMessenger of Godonly to discover ever-deeper layers of meaning implicit in his passionate belief in the bear's divinity.

Shardik

Shardik

Author: Richard Adams Format: eBook Release Date: 15/03/2016

A gripping tale of war, adventure, horror, and romance, Shardik is a remarkable exploration of mankind's universal desire for divine incarnation.Richard Adams' Watership Down was a #1 New York Times bestseller, a stunning work of the imagination, and an acknowledged modern classic. In Shardik, Adams sets a different yet equally compelling tale in a far-off fantasy world. Shardik is a fantasy of tragic character, centered on the long-awaited reincarnation of the gigantic bear Shardik and his appearance among the half-barbaric Ortelgan people. Mighty, ferocious, and unpredictable, Shardik changes the life of every person in the story. His advent commences a momentous chain of events.Kelderek the hunter, who loves and trusts the great bear, is swept up by destiny to become first devotee and then prophet, then victorious soldier, then ruler of an empire and priest-king of Lord ShardikMessenger of Godonly to discover ever-deeper layers of meaning implicit in his passionate belief in the bear's divinity.

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