Rosemary Sutcliff’s name came up when Philippa Dickinson, the managing director of Random House Children’s Books, was having a conversation in a bar which included Chris Priestly, who is an author himself. Before she had to leave, writes Chris:
Philippa began a sentence ‘I remember Rosemary telling me…’. It seems silly to say it, given that I’m a writer myself, but I’d sort of forgotten Rosemary Sutcliff was a real person that someone could remember talking to. I was deeply impressed.
Source: Chris Priestley.