Lantern Bearers by Rosemary Sutcliff
  

Lantern Bearers

Written by Rosemary Sutcliff

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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 Aquila looses everything that has ever mattered to him. All that remains is revenge. A classic account of the Romans in Britain.

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Lantern Bearers by Rosemary Sutcliff

The last of the Roman army have set sail and left Britain, abandoning it to civil war and the threat of a Saxon invasion. Aquila deserts his regiment to return to his family, but his home and all that he loves are destroyed. Years of hardship and fighting follow and in the end there is only one thing left in his life - his thirst for revenge...

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This is historical fiction at its best. Post Roman Britain comes alive in this novel. The characters are all believable and no matter how small a part they play they are complete-as is the plot-no strands are left loose. The Historicals Novels Review

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
320 pages

Author

Rosemary Sutcliff
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Author's Website

rosemarysutcliff.com/

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Publication date

1st February 2007

ISBN

9780192755063

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