This Rosemary Sutcliff blog was praised by the Head of programmes at BBC Radio 7 in her weekly newsletter. Thank you! Much more important, a radio adaptation of The Eagle of the Ninth (also now becoming a film) was broadcast last week – Romie (for that is what I knew her as) would have been delighted, and so pleased that listeners appreciated it (although not all -se a detailed critique froma very disappointed listener in comments below). Maybe join me in signing up to the excellent newsletter … and do add a comment about your view.
We have had several e-mails of appreciation regarding the recent broadcast of that popular children’s novel, The Eagle of the Ninth.
Last weekend I received an interesting e-mail from Anthony Lawton, who is a family relative of the late Rosemary Sutcliff.
Anthony also happens to be the person who looks after Ms Sutcliff’s estate, and indeed granted us permission to broadcast the dramatisation of The Eagle of the Ninth on Radio 7. He has drawn my attention to a non-commercial web-site: www.rosemarysutcliff.wordpress.com (Here!).
It’s packed full of information about the book and the author, and also includes details of the forthcoming film. Anthony tells me ” the site is proving popular for Sutcliff enthusiasts and new readers“.
I certainly found the site fascinating, and I’m sure that those of you who rank the novel as one of your favourite “young classics” will enjoy reading the background to this wonderful work too.
Mary Kalemkerian. Head of Programmes, BBC Radio 7