My name is Emily Miller and I am a student with the London Art College. This is my tribute to Richard Adams who died at the end of last year. Watership Down was such a big part of my childhood, and indeed my whole family. We all read the book, or had it read to us, at least once. And later I watched the film repeatedly as a child. Many people find the film, and the book, too much and talk of how traumatic it was – but for me, as a student on the Children’s Illustration Course, it makes me recognise the importance of children’s fiction in making sense of the world around us, especially in tackling difficult subjects at a young age.
As the bunnies say: “my heart has joined The Thousand, my friend stopped running today.” Rest in peace, Prince with a Thousand Enemies.