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Rosemary Sutcliff - Author

Rosemary Sutcliff was born in Surrey, the daughter of a naval officer. At the age of two she contracted the progressively wasting Still's disease, and hence spent most of her life in a wheelchair. Her first children's book was published in 1950, and from then on she devoted her time and talents to the writing of children's historical novels, which have placed her name high in the field of contemporary children's literature. Rosemary received an OBE in the 1975 Birthday Honours List. Rosemary Sutcliff's novels about Roman Britain have won much critical acclaim. The best-known of these is her The Eagle of the Ninth trilogy, of which the second book in the trilogy, The Lantern Bearers, was awarded the 1959 Carnegie Medal. Rosemary died in 1992 at the age of 72.

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Black Ships Before Troy
Rosemary Sutcliff - illustrated by Alan Lee
Frances Lincoln is proud to reintroduce the inaugural Greenaway award-winning Black Ships Before Troy. Rosemary Sutcliff brings Homer's epic poem The Iliad to life. A stunningly illustrated edition of Homer's classic adventure story which has been vibrantly retold by the...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/06/2017
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The Sword and the Circle
Rosemary Sutcliff
The roots of this wonderful retelling of the story of Arthur and his knights can be found mostly in Sir Thomas Malory, but also in sources as rich as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, The Mabinogion and old Irish...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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The Iliad
Rosemary Sutcliff - illustrated by Alan Lee
A stunningly illustrated edition of Homer's classic adventure story which has been vibrantly retold by the late Rosemary Sutcliff who adds her own story-telling magic to Homer's original. The stories which led to the Greek's siege of Troy, which include...
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Format: Hardback | Released 07/08/2014
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The Odyssey
Rosemary Sutcliff - illustrated by Alan Lee
The Odyssey, Homer's second epic adventure, tells the story of Odysseus as he travels home from the war in Troy. His adventures on his travels include his meetings with the Cyclops and with the dangerous sirens who lure boats onto...
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Format: Hardback | Released 07/08/2014
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Dawn Wind
Rosemary Sutcliff - illustrated by Charles Keeping
An exciting historical adventure about a boy who has to fend for himself after his father and brother are killed by Saxon warriors at the great battle of Aquae Sulis. Rosemary Sutcliff in one of the best-loved writers of the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/04/2013
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The Eagle of the Ninth CD Audio
Rosemary Sutcliff
CD- Audio. This is a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Rosemary Sutcliff's much-loved tale of honour, comradeship and courage. Somewhere around the year 117 AD, a Roman garrison called the Ninth Legion was ordered to put down an uprising...
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Format: CD-Audio | Released 03/03/2011
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The Eagle (Film Tie-in Edition)
Rosemary Sutcliff
Philip Reeve, June 2012 Guest Editor: "One of the best-known children's authors when I was at school was Rosemary Sutcliff. I read a lot of her books, and still happily re-read them every few years. Most of them are historical...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/02/2011
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The Eagle of the Ninth Chronicles
Rosemary Sutcliff
A welcome return of a classic story of loyalty and bravery at the time of the Romans. Brought up the stories of his father's heroism and speculation about how he and his 5,000 soldiers disappeared without trace, Marcus sets out...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/06/2010
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Lantern Bearers
Rosemary Sutcliff
The Roman army are leaving Britain for ever. Instead, the country is over taken by civil war and the threat of invasion. Aquila deserts his regiment to remain with his family. But the Saxon hordes are out to destroy and...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/02/2007
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The Eagle Of The Ninth
Rosemary Sutcliff
The Eagle of the Ninth is one of the most celebrated children's books of the twentieth century and is now the subject of a major film, The Eagle, starring Channing Tatum. This new edition, with its movie tie-in cover, is...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/10/2004
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