Works by Rosemary Sutcliff most widely held in libraries worldwide | World Cat

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19 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 1,649 libraries worldwide
In 600 A.D. in northern Britain, Prosper becomes a shield bearer with the Companions, an army made up of three hundred younger sons of minor kings and trained to act as one fighting brotherhood against the invading Saxons.  
Black Ships Before Troy : The Story of the Iliad
33 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,617 libraries worldwide
Retells the story of the Trojan War, from the quarrel for the golden apple, and the flight of Helen with Paris, to the destruction of Troy.
The Sword and the Circle : King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table
15 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,585 libraries worldwide
A retelling of the adventures and exploits of King Arthur and his knights at the court of Camelot and elsewhere in the land of the Britons.
The Road to Camlann
16 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,440 libraries worldwide
The evil Mordred, plotting against his father King Arthur, implicates the Queen and Sir Lancelot in treachery and brings about the downfall of Camelot and the Round Table.
The Lantern Bearers
56 editions published between 1959 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 1,434 libraries worldwide
Instead of leaving with the last of the Roman legions, Aquila, a young officer, decides that his loyalties lie with Britain, and he eventually joins the forces of the Roman-British leader Ambrosius to fight against the Saxon hordes.
Sword at Sunset
23 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,422 libraries worldwide
A re-creation of the story of King Arthur, stripped of its medieval chivalric embellishments and based upon myth, legend, and modern archeological findings.
The Eagle of the Ninth
85 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,402 libraries worldwide
A young centurion ventures among the hostile tribes beyond the Roman Wall to recover the eagle standard of the Ninth, a legion which mysteriously disappeared under his father’s command.
Beowulf
18 editions published between 1962 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 1,366 libraries worldwide
Lionhearted Beowulf, the hero who had the strength of thirty men, gained great glory when he rid the Danes of three monsters – Grendel, Grendel’s mother, and the dragon who guarded the brilliant treasure-hoard hidden away in the earth.
The Wanderings of Odysseus: The Story of the Odyssey
14 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 1,357 libraries worldwide
A retelling of the adventures of Odysseus on his long voyage home from the Trojan War.
The Light Beyond the Forest: the Quest for the Holy Grail
15 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,330 libraries worldwide
A retelling of the adventures of King Arthur’s knights, Sir Lancelot, Sir Galahad, Sir Bors, and Sir Percival, as they search for the Holy Grail.
The Minstrel and the Dragon Pup
8 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 1,325 libraries worldwide
When a minstrel’s adopted dragon pup is stolen by a wicked showman, the minstrel’s songs suffer accordingly.
The Silver Branch
57 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,064 libraries worldwide
A young Roman army medical officer, sent to Britain during the period of waning Roman rule, befriends a kinsman with whom he shares an adventure of intrigue, exile, and underground activity with the Lost Ninth Legion.
The Mark of the Horse Lord
21 editions published between 1965 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,005 libraries worldwide
Portrays life in Roman-occupied Britain of the second century, as revealed in a story about the conquests and adventures of the ex-slave and gladiator, Phaedrus.
7 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and French and held by 954 libraries worldwide
Twelve-year-old Damaris and her friends become involved with smugglers and a young man who may be a spy, in a rural community near the southern coast of England in the eighteenth century.
Tristan and Iseult
21 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 910 libraries worldwide
Retells the Celtic legend of the love between the warrior Tristan and Iseult, the wife of King Marc of Cornwall.
The Witch’s Brat
25 editions published between 1970 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 878 libraries worldwide
The knowledge of herbs and healing that once prompted the villagers to stone him out of town eventually becomes the salvation for a crippled boy in twelfth-century England.
Warrior Scarlet
32 editions published between 1958 and 1999 in 8 languages and held by 877 libraries worldwide
In Bronze Age Britain, Drem must overcome the disability of a crippled arm in order to pass his tribe’s test of manhood and become a warrior.
Song for a Dark Queen
11 editions published between 1978 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 871 libraries worldwide
The life of Boadicea (Boudicca), queen of the Iceni, who led them and other British tribes in a valiant but futile revolt against the Romans in 62 A.D.
Knight’s Fee
27 editions published between 1960 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 862 libraries worldwide
Adventures of a youth in Norman England.
Dawn Wind
24 editions published between 1961 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 857 libraries worldwide
The adventures of a youth in Britain during the Saxon invasion.

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