Watership Down author Richard Adams: I just can't do humans

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Watership Down, a story Richard Adams made up to scare his kids in the car, was rejected seven times before it became a classic. As a new illustrated edition is published, the author tells Alison Flood why he loves making children wince and weep

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jan/04/richard-adams-watership-down-interview

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How delightful to read this hitherto unknown (by me) background on my all-time favorite book! And those illustrations are absolutely gorgeous ... wonder if we'll be seeing that new edition in the US at all? [Edited to add: Never mind! That edition is at least two years old, and it's plenty available stateside. Good to know.]

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