The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff is one of most stirring historical novels ever | The New Yorker

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Anthony Lane wrote of the film Centurion in September, and looking forward to Kevin Macdonald‘s film The Eagle from The Eagle of the Ninth that

… a number of debts are being discharged (in Centurion). The mysterious vanishing of the Ninth (now disputed by some scholars) has fed many fancies, notably Rosemary Sutcliff’s in The Eagle of the Ninth—one of the most stirring historical novels ever written for children …

Source:  “Centurion” review in The The New Yorker (Thanks to Mary Beth Dunhouse for pointing this out)

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