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Rosemary Sutcliff (1920–1992)

Autor(a) de The Eagle of the Ninth

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About the Author

Rosemary Sutcliff was on born December 14, 1920 in East Clandon in Surrey, England. As a child she had Still's Disease, a form of juvenile arthritis. The effect of this led to many stays in hospital for painful remedial operations. She ended her formal education at fourteen, and went to Bideford mostrar mais Art School. She passed the City and Guilds examination and worked as a painter of miniatures. She felt cramped by the small canvas of miniature painting and turned to writing. Her first two books, The Chronicles of Robin Hood and The Queen Elizabeth Story, were published in 1950. Her other works included The Eagle of the Ninth, The Silver Branch, Sword Song, and the autobiography Blue Remembered Hills. She won the annual Carnegie Medal from the Library Association for The Lantern Bearers in 1959 and the annual Horn Book Award for Tristan and Iseult in 1971. She won inaugural Phoenix Award in 1985 for The Mark of the Horse Lord and again in 2010 for The Shining Company. In 1975, she was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to children's literature, and was promoted to be a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1992. She died on July 23, 1992. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras de Rosemary Sutcliff

The Eagle of the Ninth (1954) 3,138 cópias
The Silver Branch (1957) 1,300 cópias
The Lantern Bearers (1959) 1,287 cópias
The Wanderings of Odysseus (1995) 1,072 cópias
Sword at Sunset (1963) 814 cópias
The Shining Company (1990) 752 cópias
Outcast (1955) 587 cópias
Beowulf: Dragonslayer (1961) 479 cópias
Warrior Scarlet (1958) 433 cópias
The Mark of the Horse Lord (1965) 394 cópias
Tristan and Iseult (1971) 378 cópias
Knight's Fee (1960) 316 cópias
Sword Song (1997) 304 cópias
Dawn Wind (1961) 289 cópias
Frontier Wolf (1980) 285 cópias
The Shield Ring (1956) — Autor — 248 cópias
The High Deeds of Finn MacCool (1967) 217 cópias
Song for a Dark Queen (1978) 208 cópias
Blood Feud (1976) 185 cópias
The Witch's Brat (1970) 179 cópias
Blue Remembered Hills (1983) 173 cópias
The Hound of Ulster (1963) 173 cópias
The Armourer's House (1951) 173 cópias
Flame-Colored Taffeta (1986) 163 cópias
Sun Horse, Moon Horse (1977) 144 cópias
The Chronicles of Robin Hood (1950) 140 cópias
The Capricorn Bracelet (1973) 139 cópias
Bonnie Dundee (1983) 137 cópias
The Flowers of Adonis (1969) 124 cópias
Brother Dusty-Feet (1952) 115 cópias
The Rider of the White Horse (1959) 105 cópias
Lady in Waiting (1957) 96 cópias
Simon (1953) 91 cópias
Blood and Sand (1989) 77 cópias
The Queen Elizabeth Story (1950) 53 cópias
Eagle's Egg (1981) 29 cópias
The Chief's Daughter (1967) 28 cópias
Is Anyone There? (1978) — Editor — 27 cópias
Chess-Dream in a Garden (1993) 26 cópias
A Little Dog Like You (1987) 25 cópias
Eagle's Honour (1995) 24 cópias
Heroes and History (1965) 23 cópias
The Changeling (1974) 17 cópias
Shifting Sands (1977) — Autor — 11 cópias
We Lived in Drumfyvie (1975) 10 cópias
Houses and History (1960) 10 cópias
De spelen van Olympia (1972) 7 cópias
Little Hound Found (1989) 5 cópias
Alcestis / Beowulf (1967) 4 cópias
A Saxon Settler (1965) 3 cópias
The Bridge Builders (1959) 3 cópias
Flowering Dagger 1 exemplar(es)
The Man Who Died At Sea 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Mammoth Book of Arthurian Legends (1998) — Contribuinte — 195 cópias
The Eagle {2011 film} (2001) — Original novel — 126 cópias
Adventure Stories (1988) — Contribuinte — 81 cópias
The House of the Nightmare and Other Eerie Tales (1750) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
Stories for Tens and Over (1976) — Contribuinte — 34 cópias
Within the Hollow Hills: An Anthology of New Celtic Writing (1994) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
The Dream Time (1967) — Posfácio, algumas edições; Postscript, algumas edições33 cópias
The Thorny Paradise: Writers on Writing for Children (1975) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
Hundreds and Hundreds (1984) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Tales of Magic and Enchantment (1966) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
The Real Thing: Seven Stories About Love (1979) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Miscellany One (1964) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Galaxy (1970) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Thrilling Stories from the Past for Boys (1970) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de enterro
West Sussex
Local de nascimento
East Clandon, Surrey, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Chichester, West Sussex, England, UK
Locais de residência
Arundel, Sussex, England, UK
Surrey, England, UK
London, England, UK
Bideford Art School
children's book author
Order of the British Empire (Officer ∙ 1975)
Order of the British Empire (Commander ∙ 1992)
Pequena biografia
Rosemary Sutcliff was born in England and spent her childhood in Malta and various other naval bases at which her father, a Royal Navy officer, was stationed. She was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at a young age and used a wheelchair most of her life. She left school at age 14 and entered Bideford Art School, which she attended for three years. She worked as a painter of miniatures and began her published writing career in 1950 with The Chronicles of Robin Hood. Her best-known work, The Eagle of the Ninth, was published in 1954. Although she was considered primarily a children's author, much of her work also appeals to adults. Sutcliff won many awards for her writing, and is published worldwide. She never married.



The Eagle of the Ninth em Folio Society Devotees (Abril 2023)
Rosemary Sutcliff em Roman and Dark Ages Britain (Novembro 2018)


This is one of those stories written for children that's also suitable for adults. This adult liked it, anyway.

Despite the title, this isn’t a supernatural tale. Rather, it’s set when people were superstitious about anyone who’s different to the norm. The ‘witch’ is a wise woman who people are a little afraid of but they seek her help for cures to ailments.

The ‘brat' is the wise woman’s grandson. He’s also humpbacked and lame, which really earns people’s distrust. After his grandmother dies early in the novel, the boy loses his protection and is persecuted.

The plot is set over several years during the first quarter of the twelfth century. Monks and monasteries are the main settings.

I like the first two-thirds of the book much more than the final third when we have a change of scenery. This involves a lot of static description regarding the main character’s journey on foot to London. Once he reaches London, my interest wanes a little. It’s not terrible or boring, but it’s lacking something that’s present earlier in the story.

Overall, though, it’s worth a read.
… (mais)
PhilSyphe | outras 6 resenhas | Feb 20, 2024 |
The action picks up when Rome decides to leave Great Britain. Without Roman "protection", Britain is ripe for invasion. The protagonist of the story, Aquila, a member of the Legion, deserts, and he and his family decide to stay behind. The remainder of the book tells of Aquila's trials and tribulations in repelling the Saxons. I found Aquila not to be a really likeable person, but that is neither here nor there as far as the story goes. "We are the Lantern Bearers, my friend; for us to keep something burning, to carry what light we can forward into the darkness and the wind" This is a book written for YA's. However, teaching YA's, I can tell you that in no way, at least for the current majority, would YA's have an interest in or be able to understand this book's place in history. I enjoyed this book and in the future, on one of my buying "sprees", will look for the other books in this series. 240 pages… (mais)
Tess_W | outras 21 resenhas | Jan 23, 2024 |
Sutcliff is such a sentimental writer, and she has her particular tropes. Nonetheless, I enjoyed this one a lot more than Crossley-Holland's Beowulf. In the Charles Keeping illustrations, Beowulf wears a helmet made to look like a boar's head. I think that this can not be realistic.
themulhern | outras 8 resenhas | Nov 25, 2023 |



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