The Sword and the Circle by Rosemary Sutcliff
  

The Sword and the Circle

Written by Rosemary Sutcliff
Part of the A Puffin Book Series

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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 tragedies. It’s irresistible stuff that calls to the romantic in all of us and Rosemary Sutcliff infuses her version of the legend with a spine-tingling sense of poetry and mystery, while telling the story simply and with a driving narrative. It reads aloud brilliantly, and makes a superb book for sharing at bedtime. ~ Andrea Reece

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The Sword and the Circle by Rosemary Sutcliff

Rooted in folklore, medieval ideals of chivalry, and the last gallant struggles of the British against the Saxon invaders, this book tells the story of the birth of Arthur, the gift of Excalibur, the forming of the Round Table and the first noble quests of its knights until the arrival of Percival.

This edition includes child-friendly endnotes, a quiz and some facts about the Arthurian legends.

About the Author

Rosemary Sutcliff

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. Although an avid reader, Rosemary made little progress with formal studies.

Many of her books are set in Roman Britain, a period which particularly interested her. The second in The Eagle of the Ninth trilogy, The Lantern Bearers, was awarded the 1959 Carnegie Medal.

In her lifetime, Rosemary Sutcliff was awarded the OBE and the CBE. Sadly, she died in 1992 at the age of 72.

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Format

Paperback
464 pages
Interest Age: From 8

Author

Rosemary Sutcliff
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Author's Website

rosemarysutcliff.com/

Publisher

Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

2nd July 2015

ISBN

9780141362656

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