For award-winning, internationally-acclaimed author Rosemary Sutcliff (1920-92). By Anthony Lawton: godson, cousin & literary executor. Rosemary Sutcliff wrote historical fiction, children's literature and books, films, TV & radio, including The Eagle of the Ninth, Sword at Sunset, Song for a Dark Queen, The Mark of the Horse Lord, The Silver Branch, The Lantern Bearers, Dawn Wind, Blue Remembered Hills.
April 29th Friday. Jeremy rang up last night and is coming to see us on Sunday. Very grey and dreary day such as we haven’t had in quite a while, but the soft “Growingrain” will be good for the gardens. Feeling very dozy all day and swimmingheaded. But have had a couple of good ideas for Catraeth, and got a bit of work done.
4 thoughts on “… the soft ‘Growingrain’ will be good for the gardens … (Diary, 29/4/88)”
I was wondering if “Catharts” could be “Catraeth”? Was Rosemary Sutcliff working on “The Shining Company” at the time?
I suspect you are correct! The Shining Company came out in 1990.
I’ve noticed that Rosemary Sutcliff quite often comments about feeling headachey and/or muzzy-headed. Was this related to her medical ccndition, do you think, or a result of slaving away at her writing for lengthy periods?
It was a matter of health not writing.