A Reader’s Review of Rosemary Sutcliff’s final historical novel Sword Song

The Crawdad Hole has a long post on Sword Song – I have not found this to be written about as much by readers. I love the book because I transcribed it from Rosemary Sutcliff‘s hand-written draft manuscript left on her desk when she died suddenly in 1992. Her long-time editor Jill Black finalised it for publication.

Author: Anthony Lawton

Chair, Sussex Dolphin, family company which looks after the work of eminent children’s & historical fiction author Rosemary Sutcliff (1920-92). Formerly CEO, chair & trustee of various charity, cultural & educational enterprises in UK.

2 thoughts on “A Reader’s Review of Rosemary Sutcliff’s final historical novel Sword Song”

  1. thank you for your kind remarks Crawdad! Her research was indeed thorough and painstaking, I am fortunate to have many of her notebooks and papers. Anthony


  2. Thank you for your comment on my blog back in February. I have always been fond of Vikings, and as I started reading about Rosemary Sutcliff to flesh out my review of Sword Song I discovered what a fascinating person she was. I admire her thorough research, which of course brought her writing vividly to life. The Shining Company is still my favorite book of hers.
    You are doing an amazing job with this blog. Ms. Sutcliff’s fine work deserves this kind of recognition.


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