‘My Chief Rabbit has told me to stay and defend this run, and until he says otherwise, I shall stay here…’


Here we are again with the Friday Face Off meme created by Books by Proxy .   This is a great opportunity to feature some of your favourite book covers.  The rules are fairly simple each week, following a predetermined theme (list below) choose a book, compare a couple of the different covers available for that particular book and choose your favourite.   Future week’s themes are listed below. This week’s theme:

Easter “The rabbit of Easter. He bring the chocolate”

Strangely enough I found myself with a number of possibilities for this one!  First thoughts were, of course, the white rabbit of Alice in Wonderland.  I also managed to find a book that had chocolate bunnies on the front which was a surprise and there were plenty of children’s books about the Easter bunny.  But I went with my second, and probably still obvious for me, choice:

Watership Down by Richard Adams

My favourite this week is the cover that really feels like the real ‘Watership Down’, it was also the book that I owned, I have no idea where it is now but I love this cover:


Which is your favourite?

“All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies, and whenever they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you, digger, listener, runner, prince with the swift warning. Be cunning and full of tricks and your people shall never be destroyed.”

Next week – Bridges

Future themes:

21/04/2017 – Bridge “I demolish my bridges behind me…then there is no choice but to push forward”

28/04/2017 – Beach/Seaside”Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!”

05/05/2017 – Lion “If you place your head in a lion’s mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off”

12/05/2017 – Phone “Don’t use the phone. People are never ready to answer it”

19/05/2017 – Plane “When everything seem to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it ….”

26/05/2017 – Mice “Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, ‘it might have been’…”

02/06/2017 – Moon “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars”

09/06/2017 – Mummy “It shuffles through the dry, dusty darkness”

16/06/2017 – Guitar “You couldn’t not like someone who liked the guitar”

23/06/2017 – Cat “In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this”

30/06/2017 – Hat “It is always cruel to laugh at people, of course, although sometimes if they are wearing an ugly hat it is hard to control yourself “

07/07/2017 – Gold “All that is gold does not glitter”

14/07/2017 – Boats “The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea, in a beautiful pea green boat…”

21/07/2017 – Planet “Any planet is ‘Earth’ to those who live on it”


28 Responses to “‘My Chief Rabbit has told me to stay and defend this run, and until he says otherwise, I shall stay here…’”

  1. fence

    Your favourite is also mine 🙂 That’s the one I had too, I love that book so much. I also loved his Plague Dogs, but it is such a sad book I can’t read it too often.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I haven’t read Plague Dogs – mind you if it’s really sad, I’m not sure I want to – that being said, it can’t hurt to own a copy for when I do feel like something different.
      Lynn 😀

  2. sjhigbee

    What a fab choice for this week – Happy Easter Lynn:). My favourite cover is the first one – I love the warm colours – but it is also the cover of the book that I used to own:).

    • @lynnsbooks

      We do all tend to hold a certain amount of fondness for the covers we own – I’ve noticed that myself with these FFO posts.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Yes, I am aware of being more drawn to the covers of books I’ve owned, particularly when I loved the book…

  3. Captain's Quarters

    I own and love the first one best. Though I think the 40th anniversary one is lovely. The one with the white bunny head and yer favorite one creep me out. Love the post.
    x The Captain

  4. Drew @ TheTattooedBookGeek

    Well, I know who else choose this book for the theme!lol 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I was surprised actually – this and Alice were the first books that sprung to mind but I did manage to find a couple of other intriguing novels. In the end I went with this just simply because I’ve read it.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Tammy

    The copy I have is the fifth one. I think it’s a very early version because I read this a long time ago. Such a heartbreaking story, but so many lovely covers!

    • @lynnsbooks

      It is a little bit heartbreaking and also quite dark – well in a bunny rabbit type of way!
      Lynn 😀

  6. Nathan

    aww. all the pretty rabbits.

  7. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    The Puffin edition in the third row is the one that held my attention more than others, but I admit it’s a difficult choice with all those cute rabbitsesssss…. 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha – yes. What I like about my cover is it gives a bit of insight into some of the darkness of the story as well.
      Lynn 😀

  8. jessicabookworm

    I have to confess to having never read this…but great choice of cover 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Actually I confess that surprises me – I would have had this down as one of your reads from childhood.
      Lynn 😀

      • jessicabookworm

        I know my mum loved it but she never read it to me, and as I’ve got older I’ve just heard how sad it is which has put me off.

      • @lynnsbooks

        It is sad tbh – but it also ends positively.
        Lynn 😀

      • jessicabookworm

        Maybe I’ll be brave enough one day!

      • @lynnsbooks

        Haha – never say never.
        Lynn 😀

  9. Carmen

    I love the 1st and 5th covers.

  10. Thoughts on Fantasy

    I love your choice, but I think my favourite would be the 6th cover with the blue, white and yellow… I’m a sucker for silhouettes and pretty borders!

    I’ve never read this book but I was traumatised by the movie as a child – I guess I was just too young to watch all those cartoon bunnies dying 🙂 I plan to read it one day though.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, it looks like a children’s book/film – but really it’s a bit older I think = at least, the film was certified as a ‘U’ but apparently they received lots of complaints about it not being suitable for children.
      Lynn 😀

      • Thoughts on Fantasy

        Haha yeah I can see why they did, I don’t think it was really the right story for children. But oh well, maybe it toughened us all up 😉

  11. Maija Reads

    I definitely love how dark the cover you chose is, but I also love the one next to it, and the purple one above that. I have actually never read this… even though it was available in Finnish when I was a kid. I think I’ve seen part of of the animation.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I can’t remember what age I was when I picked this one up = maybe more early teen – I really can’t recall.
      There are some really good covers – in fact I could have added a lot more.
      Lynn 😀

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