Author Rosemary Sutcliff website has visitors from 50 countries

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There have been over 700 new visitors to this site so far since early April, from – as of today – 5o countries. The last two visitors were from  Sri Lanka and Hong Kong. I have no idea how this compares with other sites about (dead) historical novelists and children’s authors, but it pleases me, and I hope it has been useful to ‘you’ and them!

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  1. I have just watched the trailor for ‘The Eagle’ and was dismayed to see how radically the makers of the film appeared to have departed from the plot and characterisation of Rosemary Sutcliff’s wonderful novel. Frankly it looks like rubbish, and I won’t be wasting my money on the price of a cinema ticket to see it.

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    1. The film-makers have indeed departed from the story as told by Rosemary Sutcliff at some points, and significantly in three respects in particular. But I have seen the film and . to my eyes and ears, it was far from ‘rubbish’, both as a film and as a re-presentation of the book. A film story is different from a book story, and has different requirements. I choose to think Rosemary would have welcomed the film. She, like almost all authors in all circumstances of novels on which films are based, would probably not have had a right of veto to changes even had she been alive.

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