Richard Adams, from last December: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/ha...-Land-A-wound-in-the-loveliest-of-places.html More recent: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/feb/28/watership-down-housing-development-berkshire This reminds me of a trivial but funny anecdote that I like to remember. About 20 years ago I learned through the Arthur Machen Society (I think) that a site associated with the author was to be "developed." I wrote to the appropriate newspaper against the plan. Quite a while later, I received a cute cartoon-animal Christmas card with an expression of appreciation for my effort. It was from Plaid Cymru, the Welsh separatist party (I'm right about that?). I never expected to ingratiate myself with them, here in North Dakota USA.