Richard Adam's astonishing novel tells the story of a band of rabbits who defy their chief and desert their warren when Fiver, a timid young rabbit with the gift of prophecy, senses the destruction of all those who remain. Led by Hazel, they set out on an epic journey to find a new home. But their search involves terror and danger: snares, dogs, the sadistic General Woundwort, and the greatest threat of all - man.
This fast-moving, compulsive tale describes a mythical world full of heroic struggles, where animals are imbued with character, dignity and emotion. It became a world-wide bestseller and a classic for children and adults alike.