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Rosemary Sutcliff - Author

About the 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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Tristans Liebe

Tristans Liebe

Author: Rosemary Sutcliff Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2017

Tristan hatte Isolde nicht lieben durfen und Isolde nicht Tristan, denn sie war von Konig Marke auserwahlt. Nur deshalb, so vermutet Rosemary Sutcliff, fugten die hofisch-mittelalterlichen Erzahler das Motiv des von beiden versehentlich genossenen Liebestranks ein. Sie greift auf das alte - wilde, dunklere - keltische Original zuruck und erzahlt in wunderbarer Weise, wie sich die tiefe Liebe zwischen der irischen Konigstochter Yseult und dem kornischen Helden Tristan entwickelt.

Beowulf, Dragonslayer

Beowulf, Dragonslayer

Author: Rosemary Sutcliff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2016

In this thrilling re-telling of the Anglo-Saxon legend, Beowulf, the renowned children's historical fiction writer Rosemary Sutcliff recounts Beowulf's most terrifying quests: against Grendel the man-wolf, against the hideous sea-hag and, most courageous of all - his fight to the death with the monstrous fire-drake.

The Eagle of the Ninth

The Eagle of the Ninth

Author: Rosemary Sutcliff Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/09/2015

The Everyman edition reprints the classic black and white illustrations of C. Walter Hodges which accompanied the first edition in 1954. Around the year 117 AD, the Ninth Legion, stationed at Eburacum - modern day York - marched north to suppress a rebellion of the Caledonian tribes, and was never heard of again. During the 1860s, a wingless Roman Eagle was discovered during excavations at the village of Silchester in Hampshire, puzzling archaeologists and scholars alike. Rosemary Sutcliff weaves a compelling story from these two mysteries, dispatching her hero, the young Roman officer Marcus Aquila, on a perilous journey beyond Hadrian's Wall to find out what happened to the discredited legion in which his father served, and to salvage, if he can, its Eagle and its honour. All the essential elements of a classic adventure are here - the daring quest, the uncovering of the secrets of the past, and a nerve-racking escape across the mountains, pursued by vengeful tribesmen. But it is the human element which triumphs, and one of the most memorable scenes in the book is Marcus appealing to a crowd baying for blood to save a young British gladiator from certain death during the Saturnalia Games. Proud son of a Brigantian chieftain, Esca becomes his slave, then his freedman, and the indispensable companion of his travels. The Eagle of the Ninth is partly the story of their growing friendship, crossing the divide created by conquest and colonialism; and partly Marcus's journey of self-discovery as he learns of his father's fate and comes to terms with the end of his own military career. At the end he embraces a different, more hopeful future - not in Rome but 'under the pale and changeful northern skies' - acquiring a farm in the Downs, and marrying the girl next door. The Eagle of the Ninth has all its author's hallmark qualities - a mature and complex story, a wealth of historical detail, cultural sensitivity, wit and compassion. Above all, Sutcliff is able to conjure up the atmosphere of a distant age in a totally convincing way. It is hardly surprising that her work would set the standard for all historical fiction to come.

Oxford Children's Heritage Collection

Oxford Children's Heritage Collection

Author: Rosemary Sutcliff, Ronald Welch, B.B Format: eBook Release Date: 03/07/2014

This great value bundle of eBooks contains three timeless classics from renowned Carnegie Medal-winning authors Rosemary Sutcliff, Ronald Welch, and BB. The titles in the bundle are 'Dawn Wind' by Rosemary Sutcliff, 'Knight Crusader' by Ronald Welch, and 'The Little Grey Men' by BB.

Blood Feud

Blood Feud

Author: Rosemary Sutcliff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/01/2014

Jestyn the Englishman had once been Thormod the Viking's slave, but after saving Thormod's life he became his shoulder to shoulder man and sworn brother in the deadly blood feud to avenge Thormod's murdered father, a feud that would take them all the way to Constantinople.

The Mark of the Horse Lord

The Mark of the Horse Lord

Author: Rosemary Sutcliff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2014

'Take my place, Phaedrus, and with it, take my vengeance . . .' Phaedrus the gladiator wins his freedom after years of bloody battles in the arena. Soon he finds himself riding north towards the wilds of Caledonia on a strange mission. He is to assume the identity of Midir, Lord of the Horse People, to seek vengeance against the treacherous Liadhan, who has usurped the throne. Ahead of him lies more adventure and more danger than he had ever known in the arena . . .

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