Eagle book sleeves | Rosemary Sutcliff’s The Eagle of the Ninth

Rosemary Sutcliff was my dad’s Godmother. In my family home in Leicester, many of Rosemary’s books line the shelves. They are printed in dozens of different languages, from first editions to last.

Rosemary’s most celebrated book is The Eagle of the Ninth. It is now in it’s fiftieth edition. I asked my wife to take some photographs of all the different covers of the book we could find with her new camera. I will be posting these photographs over the next few weeks, in a completely random order.

The first post is the 1959 Canadian edition, printed by The T. H. Best Printing Company Limited. The back drop to the book is our garden, covered in snow. It’s freezing here!

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