Today, courtesy of a Google Alert, I came across an old discussion thread, ‘Is there a war between Science Fiction and Historical Fiction’ , where a physicist who reads Rosemary Sutcliff recommends several of Rosemary’s books. Although he did spell her name wrong – with an E, a regular moan of this blog, Stephen Harker wrote:
Rosemary Sutcliffe’s (sic) Sword at Sunset and Rider on the White Horse are well worth reading. A lot of her historical fiction was pitched towards children and adolescents. However, I have found them worth re-reading as an adult, for example: The Eagle of the Ninth, The Silver Branch and The Lantern Bearers which have some connection with Sword at Sunset.