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.
July 2nd Saturday. A gorgeous afternoon after the rain, and got Ray to take us all down to Mill Hamlet. Really lovely down there, the tide full in, big puffy clouds in a clear blue sky feathered with ‘Mares tails’, we could see the waves breaking white in the harbour mouth a couple of miles away. Think Ray enjoyed it quite as much as we did. Letter from Jeremy H .
3 thoughts on “… we could see the waves breaking white in the harbour mouth a couple of miles away … (Rosemary Sutcliff Diary, 2/7/88)”
How intriguing! I expect the word “tales” was firmly wired-in…
“Mares’ tails” ? – a name for cirrus clouds, the highest altitude of cloud, derived from the “flicked-up” look of the end of the cloud. Not a good sign, weatherwise, which is rather counteracted by the big puffy clouds RS also describes here which are cumulus – fair-weather clouds.
Thank you. Altered above. Interestingly Rosemary did spell it ‘tales’! (Later readers: I have amended what I initially thought might be was ‘Midnes tales’!)