I first read Watership Down when I was 11 years old, and Richard Adams immediately became one of my favorite childhood authors up there with C.S. Lewis and Tolkien. He may not have started writing until he was middle-aged, but once he entered the literary world, he shone with the best of them!
My heart has joined the Thousand, for my friend stopped running today.
~ Hazel from Watership Down, by Richard Adams ~