Clare and Hannah talk about Clare's favorite childhood book: Watership Down! Spoiler alert: this book has nothing to do with sinking nautical vessels.
We talked briefly about Watership Down in Season 1, Episode 3 ("Hobbits and Rabbits and Gnomes...oh my!" -- an episode about our favorite childhood books). But on today's episode, we dive "down the rabbit hole" into Richard Adams's 1972 bestselling and award-winning novel.
Updates: This episode was produced in October of 2021. Since then, there have been a couple Watership Down-related developments:
In September of 2022, fans of Watership Down celebrated the 50th anniversary of the book's publication at the "Watership Down at 50" Conference. Speakers included Rosamond Mahony, the younger daughter of Richard Adams. The program talks look fascinating! The keynote addresses were recorded.
As of October 2023, a graphic novel version of Watership Down is available!
If you go to Clare's Bookshop.org store, you can find Adams's original novel, the new graphic novel, and the story collection Tales from Watership Down. This is an affiliate link--you'll get a discount on your purchase and Bookshop.org will send us a small commission on the sale. Thank you for your support!
Intro and outro music (“Splanchnics Riff)” composed and performed by Clare T. Walker.