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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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Black Ships Before Troy The Story of the Iliad

Black Ships Before Troy The Story of the Iliad

Author: Rosemary Sutcliff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2008

Frances Lincoln is proud to reintroduce Rosemary Sutcliff's Black Ships Before Troy, now in an exciting new format. Here is Homer's epic poem The Iliad, brought to life by Rosemary Sutcliff with all the skill of a master storyteller. Alan Lee's dramatic cover image hauntingly recreates the age of heroes in this spellbinding introduction to the Greek classics - a book that should become part of every childhood.

The Wanderings of Odysseus The Story of the Odyssey

The Wanderings of Odysseus The Story of the Odyssey

Author: Rosemary Sutcliff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2008

Frances Lincoln is proud to reintroduce Rosemary Sutcliff's The Wanderings of Odysseus, now in an exciting new format. For this dramatic sequel to her Kate Greenaway Award-winning Black Ships Before Troy, Rosemary Sutcliff has transformed Homer's magnificent epic poem The Odyssey into an enthralling traveller's tale with a spectacular cast of men, magicians and monsters. 'Majestically retold in this challenging and captivating version of Homer's epic poem' - booktrustchildrensbooks.org.uk 'Sutcliff's prose proves that no computer game or television cartoon surpasses Homer for drama and suspense - The Sunday Times

Silver Branch

Silver Branch

Author: Rosemary Sutcliff Format: eBook Release Date: 03/10/2008

In The Eagle of the Ninth, Marcus Flavius Aquila ventured into the wilds of Caledonia to retrieve the lost Eagle of his father's dishonored Ninth Legion. In this new story of Roman Britain, the mutilated standard is found again by Flavius, a descendant of Marcus, and his cousin Justin, a young surgeon in the Roman army. It is found at a time when conflicting loyalties, violence, and intrigue are undermining Roman rule in Britain. Justin and Flavius are accidentally caught up in this power struggle when they discover a plot to overthrow the emperor. A series of adventures carries them across England and down again to the South, where they become secret agents of Rome. But when the time comes for open revolt, they are ready with a band of loyalists to carry the Eagle of the Ninth into the thick of battle to win new honor for the Eagle and for Rome.

Outcast

Outcast

Author: Rosemary Sutcliff Format: eBook Release Date: 02/10/2008

When a Roman ship is wrecked on the coast of Britain, Beric, the infant son of a Roman soldier, is the only survivor. Beric grows up with a Briton tribe, but to his foster people he remains an alien-one of the Red Crests. So when bad times come, the tribe holds him responsible and casts him out. Rejected by the only life he knows, the boy turns to his own people, but Rome too rejects him. Lost, bewildered, and a captive in his father's land, he escapes from slavery only to be captured again and condemned to labor on the rowing benches of the Rhenus Fleet. Will Beric ever find ultimate happiness? Rosemary Sutcliff provides a fine and exciting story with a background of Roman Britain that rings true from the first page to the last.

Shining Company

Shining Company

Author: Rosemary Sutcliff Format: eBook Release Date: 30/09/2008

A white stag and a dagger transform the life of Prosper, a Welsh chieftan's son. With Conn, his bodyservant, he leaves his isolated valley and joins the war band of King Mynyddog the Golden as a shieldbearer. For the Saxons have returned to threaten the northern tribes of Britain, and the Shining Company-a brotherhood of three hundred chosen warriors-must make a desperate attempt to repel invaders. And with the Company travels the minstrel Aneirin, who will keep their names and their glory alive forever more.

Lantern Bearers

Lantern Bearers

Author: Rosemary Sutcliff Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2008

When the last of the Roman Auxiliaries leave Britain forever, they abandon the country to internal strife and the menace of invasion by Saxons. These are dark days indeed for Aquila, a young Roman officer who returns to his family villa to find all that he loves destroyed by the invaders. He escapes slavery only to learn that his sister has married a Saxon, and the knowledge fills him with bitterness. It takes many years of hardship and strenuous fighting under the Roman-British leader Ambrosius before Aquila finds a measure of contentment, learned partly from the kind and gentle Brother Ninnias, partly from the loving loyalty of his wife Ness, and partly from an encounter with his sister's son who is fighting with the enemy. This exciting chronicle, full of stirring incident and bitter conflict, brings to vivid life the turbulent period before the Dark Ages.

Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 4:: The Eagle of the Ninth

Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 4:: The Eagle of the Ninth

Author: Rosemary Sutcliff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/12/2007

The most consistent of all series in terms of language control, length, and quality of story. David R. Hill, Director of the Edinburgh Project on Extensive Reading.

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