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Rosemary Sutcliff

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.

She left school at the age of fourteen to attend art school in Bideford, where she specialized in miniature painting. 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.

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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Dawn Wind

Dawn Wind

A classic tale reissued for a new generation of readers

Rosemary Sutcliff and Charles Keeping


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978-0-19-279359-1

Paperback | 04/04/2013

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The Eagle of the Ninth Chronicles

The Eagle of the Ninth Chronicles

Three outstanding books in one edition by a world-renowned author

Rosemary Sutcliff


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978-0-19-278998-3

Paperback | 03/06/2010

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Outcast

Outcast

An epic story of Roman Britain by one of the most renowned writers of historical fiction for children

Rosemary Sutcliff


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978-0-19-275557-5

Paperback | 03/07/2008

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The Silver Branch

The Silver Branch

Intrigue, plotting, and battles in the second of Rosemary Sutcliff's best-selling trilogy which began with The Eagle of the Ninth

Rosemary Sutcliff
Charles Keeping


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978-0-19-275505-6

Paperback | 01/02/2007

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The Lantern Bearers

The Lantern Bearers

A tireless quest for revenge in this Carnegie Medal-winning book - the final part in Rosemary Sutcliff's outstanding The Eagle of the Ninth trilogy

Rosemary Sutcliff
Charles Keeping


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978-0-19-275506-3

Paperback | 01/02/2007

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The Eagle of The Ninth

The Eagle of The Ninth

Can Marcus solve the mystery of the missing Ninth Legion?

Rosemary Sutcliff


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978-0-19-275392-2

Paperback | 07/10/2004

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