- Hardcover: 339 pages
- Publisher: Alfred a Knopf; 1st Edition edition (1980)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0394510496
- ISBN-13: 978-0394510491
- Product Dimensions: 23.9 x 16.3 x 4.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 980,528 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Girl in a Swing Hardcover – 1980
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He originally began telling the story of Watership Down to his two daughters, and they insisted he publish it as a book. When Watership Down was finally published, it sold over a million copies in record time in both the United Kingdom and the United States. Watership Down has become a modern classic and won both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize in 1972.
Others of his books include Shardik, Maia, Tales from Watership Down, The Girl in a Swing and The Plague Dogs, the last two of which, together with Watership Down, have been filmed. His goal is to tell a good story, ideally one so good you can't put it down!
Richard Adams currently lives in Hampshire, England. He has written about his childhood and youth, including the time he served in the army in World War II, in 'The Day Gone By'.
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I can't read it as a tale of the supernatural either. My idea of the supernatural is Poe, Lovecraft, M R James, Clark Ashton Smith and that lot. Alan has something like psychic insights, triggered in the presence of strong femininity. This to me is a fascinating issue, the sort of thing that should warn any rationalist not to be too know-all. There seem to be more things, even on earth, than are dreamed of in a purely rational philosophy.Read more ›
This author has the gift of directly involving his readers in the story. He writes beautifully and this is my favourite of his books, having first read it thirty years ago. Perhaps there is more sex than is necessary to convey the couple's physical and emotional attraction, but the gathering darkness and gloom threatening their relationship cannot fail to concern every reader.
How I found myself wishing for a happy ending- and for a moment I thought we would have it!
An outstanding book which does not deserve to be out-of-print in paperback.
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I really enjoyed this; it was different from almost any other book I've read.Published 1 month ago by Julia Rule
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This is one of the strangest books I've ever read. There seem to be three distinct layers, which never quite come together. Read morePublished on 12 Sept. 2013 by J Payne