One dim moonlight night a small band of rabbits leave the comfort and safety of their warren, and set out on a long and dangerous journey.
Not one of them knows where they are heading: neither Hazel, the courageous and unassuming leader of the party, nor Bigwig, the brave and impetuous warrior, nor even Fiver, the prophet who provided them with the impetus to go.
But if they leave one terrible danger behind them, they lay themselves open to others just as fearful in their search for a new warren where they can live in peace.
Watership Down has achieved not only outstanding critical acclaim, but also an immense readership. It has, in its own time, become a classic.