• ISBN:
    9781780747910
  • eISBN:
    9781780747927
  • Published on:
    03/09/2015
  • Page Count:
    448
  • Binding:
    Paperback
  • Dimensions
    198 x 129

    The Plague Dogs

    Another wonderful classic from the author of Watership Down and Shardik, a cross between The Blade Runner and The Incredible Journey

    Two dogs, Snitter and Rowf, escape from a research laboratory in the Lake District where it is wrongly supposed they have been purposely infected with a deadly virus and now pose a dangerous threat to the human population. As the authorities give chase, the two friends make their way through the hills and across the moors, along the way learning to survive on their wits and finding friendship and help from a fox they encounter. They dream of finding their original owners and a safe haven – but the hunt is on.

    A lyrical and engrossing tale, The Plague Dogs is a remarkable journey into the hearts and minds of two canine heroes.

    Another wonderful classic from the author of Watership Down and Shardik, a cross between The Blade Runner and The Incredible Journey

    Reviews


    ‘If one book by Adams is to survive, I hope that it will be this’

    Observer

    ‘Compulsively readable’

    Guardian

    ‘Once again Adams champions animals against the excesses of man’

    Financial Times

    Richard Adams grew up in Berkshire and studied history at Worcester College, Oxford before and after the Second World War, in which he served in the First Airborne division. Watership Down is considered a modern classic, and recently appeared at number thirty-seven on the Sunday Times list of bestsellers in the last forty years. Richard Adams has written nineteen books, including Shardik and The Plague Dogs (forthcoming from Oneworld Modern Classics). He currently lives in Hampshire, England.

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