Rosemary Sutcliff on hair the colour of brambles in Tristan and Iseult | Sutcliff Discovery of the Day

Rosemary Sutcliff’s description in Tristan and Iseult of Iseult’s hair as “the colour of brambles when the sap rises in them in the springtime” has stayed in mind for TRIG in Ireland.

I looked out for that the spring after I first read it. I’d never noticed before how beautiful brambles are when the sap rises in them in the springtime. It’s an extraordinary colour.

Source: here post 50 in the conversation thread

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.

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