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Rosemary Sutcliff
Rosemary Sutcliff wrote more than 40 historical novels for young adults-including The Eagle of the Ninth, The Silver Branch, The Lantern Bearers, The Sword and the Circle, and Black Ships Before Troy-five adult novels, and several books of nonfiction. show more



Rosemary Sutcliff wrote more than 40 historical novels for young adults-including The Eagle of the Ninth, The Silver Branch, The Lantern Bearers, The Sword and the Circle, and Black Ships Before Troy-five adult novels, and several books of nonfiction.

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Birth date: December 14, 1920
Died: July 23, 1992
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 3 years ago
Do I have say more than this is read by Robert Glenister? Oh, okay. Sutcliff's young adult/child version of Troy is actually a pretty good combination of the various Troy cycles, though she does not go into the evens after the Fall of Troy. It's actually quite good.
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 5 years ago
Interesting and simple re-write of Beowulf that evokes the original and has slightly archaic language and phrasing but also makes it acceptable.
cczarneckikernus
cczarneckikernus rated it 5 years ago
Unusual time period, circa 110, C.E. I found the adventures well researched and interesting. Decent pace. I have the trilogy version of the book, but didn't feel compelled to continue with the series, ... at this point.
By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it 6 years ago
Four older books that I’ve read for the first time and had mixed reactions to. Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary Schmidt: I loved a lot of this–the descriptions of the Maine coastline are so perfect, and the feeling of lived-in-ness in Turner’s life. His coming of age is thoughtful and l...
Birdish Book Blog
Birdish Book Blog rated it 6 years ago
[Originally posted on tumblr on 4. October 2012] I remember promising a post about ‘The Eagle of the Ninth' by Rosemary Sutcliff. I'm not so sure when it comes to writing about this since it says on the back cover that millions of copies have been sold of this book. So I'll just assume that a lot ...
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