Rosemary Sutcliff held her pen in wonderfully idiosyncratic and innovative way

Penelope LivelyWriting in The Independent newspaper in the UK after Rosemary Sutcliff‘s death in July 1992, writer Penelope Lively recalled a visit in the early 1970s to Rosemary’s house Swallowshaw, in Sussex.

…  I remember looking at (her) hands and wondering – idiotically – if she could hold a pen. Of course she could, in a wonderfully idiosyncratic and innovative way, writing almost upside down, it seemed, and she drew them her dolphin logo and a great flowery signature, in their cherished Charles Keeping-illustrated hardbacks.
Source: The Independent, July 31, 1992, p24

Rosemary Sutcliff's dolphin signature

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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