Rosemary Sutcliff’s The Silver Branch | The Folio Society beautiful illustrated edition | Sutcliff re-Discovery of the Day

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This beautiful illustration of Little Cullen from Rosemary Sutcliff’s novel, The Silver Branch is from The Folio Society’s 2004 edition, drawn by Roman Pisarev. (From another great comment from Anne ).

You can buy this beautiful edition of the book  from the Folio Society’s website. There is also a stunning version of The Eagle of the Ninth, probably Rosemary Sutcliff’s most famous novel which you can buy it here.

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  1. I forgot to add that this illustration shows the moment when Justin and Flavius present their Lost Legion, gathered together after the death of Carausius – “the whole tattered, reckless, disreputable crew” – to Constantius’ astonished Praetorian Prefect, Asklepiodotus.

    Among them, “…little Cullen with his Silver Branch in the girdle of his tattered motley, holding the wingless Eagle proudly upright, but standing on one leg like a heron, which somewhat spoiled the effect..”

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