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StuartR
17-02-2015, 12:35 PM
Reading it for the first time now and I love it! Have seen the film a lot but the book is just amazing.

Hazel rah, blackberry, bigwig such good characters

FondueKid
17-02-2015, 12:42 PM
Glad to see it's delighting new people <3 There's a lot of deep lessons in that there book!

Sarah1989
17-02-2015, 01:14 PM
Love that book :love: look out for Blackavar! He's my favourite hence why my black rabbit is named after him :love:

StuartR
17-02-2015, 01:42 PM
I love the lapine language too

Fellie
17-02-2015, 02:06 PM
I have to admit that I've never read it - so have now just downloaded it onto my Kindle. A bit apprehensive about reading it - but feel I that I should and just accept that I will probably cry:?

keletkezes
18-02-2015, 10:57 AM
I love the lapine language tooMy favourite bit XD Hrududdu: so onomatopoeic!

StuartR
10-03-2015, 01:53 PM
well i finished it, it was amazing! I even watched the film the next day just because I missed the book!

Bigwig is a legend, the bit in the warren when he's defending them from the general!

I now call Boey - Boey Rah as he's cheif rabbit of our house :-)

Vegan_Bunny
10-03-2015, 01:56 PM
The book is just excellent. It really is one of my favourites. :love: I love the rabbit language and their beliefs etc. I do think if buns could speak that is how they would be.

o-Chloe-o
10-03-2015, 02:03 PM
I loved this book, but I just couldnt bring myself to read the ending!!! how silly is that :roll: xx

BeatrixPotter
10-03-2015, 03:47 PM
Just started reading this to my children. They are 9 and 11. They love it! We snuggle up on the sofa in Molly's room so she listens too.:love: My fav time of day. :love:

StuartR
10-03-2015, 05:55 PM
I loved this book, but I just couldnt bring myself to read the ending!!! how silly is that :roll: xx

See I don't think the end is sad but it's actually happy! I was really proud if him which sounds stupid! He's succeeded in saving them and building a warren for multiple generations and brought peace to efefra so he's lived the ultimate life and made so many stories that'll be told for ever!

louise200
10-03-2015, 10:10 PM
The inspiration for the warren was next to a village called Kingsclere in Hampshire where I grew up, as we understood it. We used to drive there and read the book and got SO into it :D

keletkezes
11-03-2015, 10:15 AM
The inspiration for the warren was next to a village called Kingsclere in Hampshire where I grew up, as we understood it.IIRC, some (many?) years ago the copse it was based on was built on? Might have been the 'real' Farthing Wood instead, actually...

louise200
11-03-2015, 12:29 PM
Yeah, it was around 2012 http://www.saynotosandleford.org.uk/ :-(

o-Chloe-o
11-03-2015, 12:41 PM
Yeah, it was around 2012 http://www.saynotosandleford.org.uk/ :-(
Aww I remeber seeing this at the time, such a shame xxx


See I don't think the end is sad but it's actually happy! I was really proud if him which sounds stupid! He's succeeded in saving them and building a warren for multiple generations and brought peace to efefra so he's lived the ultimate life and made so many stories that'll be told for ever! I do agree, but trouble is it brings me to tears so I just couldnt do it! lol x

Gussyfluffball
13-03-2015, 10:06 PM
Close to my heart, but I've never actually read the book!!! I know my daughter (left home) has this so I'm going to borrow it and read it at last. I watched the film so many times, as a child and my parents back in the eighties had a book with film images I'd spend hours over. I actually live down the road from Watership down, in Newbury and my mum always told me the housing development in it was either Sandleford rise a very bad area here, since been regenerated or Wash common, another housing area (not needing regenerated!). It looks like the 'say no to Sandleford' battle of recent days has been lost, 10 minutes from my house. We frequently walk the dogs across the fields there. Thanks for reminding me about the book, I'm really looking forward to reading it and always think of the rabbits whenever I drive past Watership down, with the hill and the tree on the A34.

louise200
14-03-2015, 10:17 AM
....and always think of the rabbits whenever I drive past Watership down, with the hill and the tree on the A34.

Hi there, me too, always :love:

Really is a shame re the development :(