Rosemary Sutcliff’s award-winning historical novel Song for a Dark Queen reviewed in The Times in 1978

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Rosemary Sutcliff was astonished but delighted when her novel about Boudicca (often wrongly spelt Boadicea)  – Song for a Dark Queen -won The Other Award for fiction. It was an award for books which were determinedly egalitarian and respectful of women. She was not sure what those responsible for it would have thought of her Telegraph-reading Tory politics.

from The Times, July 12, 1978


  1. Wow, this came to me out of nowhere and I can’t stop thinking about it. I cannot find this book anywhere for less than $90; is there any hope of finding a copy less than that. If not, I know in the end I will probably have to come with it just to lay hands on it. And keep it. Thank you.


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