As a long article about elsewhere has alluded to, Rosemary Sutcliff book The Capricorn Bracelet used the technique, also used by Rudyard Kipling, of inter-connected short stories. The stories are connected by a family heirloom passed down through successive generations of a Roman military family serving in northern Britain at Hadrian’s wall: the bracelet of the title is for distinguished conduct awarded by the Second Legion, known as the II Augusta, and inscribed with the legion’s capricorn emblem. Six tales follow several generations of Roman soldiers based at Hadrian’s Wall from the first to the fourth centuries. Each story is told in the first person, about one significant event: the destruction of a city, a new leader assuming command, a Saxon coastal raid. The Capricorn Bracelet began as a series of radio scripts Rosemary Sutcliff wrote for the BBC which she later expanded to form six stories – and this may have dictated the form as much as the Kipling inter-connectedness of stories.