Silence from curator ending soon!

Apologies everyone who reads here regularly, and to those who seek very up-to-date posts. I have been taking a break from keeping this site and blog refreshed with new posts, and from curating other material, for some holiday, and now in recent weeks, starting a new full-time job! (Warden of the Mary Ward Settlement, which includes The Mary Ward (Adult Education) Centre, and the Mary Ward Legal Centre, as well as various community-based initiatives). Joining is going to absorb my attention for a few weeks yet. Meanwhile, I am glad various of you have been conversing elsewhere here, not least about the welcome availability of recordings of the 1970s TV version of The Eagle of the Ninth.

3 thoughts on “Silence from curator ending soon!

  1. Hi Kate – By now you might have already done your presentation , but if not , you could check out:

    “A Dream of Heroes”. Winifred Whitehead.
    “Old Lies Revisited: Young Readers and the Literature of War and Violence”. London, England: Pluto Press, 1991. p24-27.
    Rpt. in “Children’s Literature Review”. Ed. Tom Burns. Vol. 138. Detroit: Gale. This can be accessed online through the Gale Literature Resource Center.

    Here’s a link to Anthony’s post about a “History Today” article by Ronald Hutton on “Perceptions of Arthur”

    (Most libraries will be able to give you access to this article and the one above)

    i’ve added a comment to this post re a book of literary criticism which I found interesting that also deals with RS’s treatment of Arthur in “Sword at Sunset”.

    And last, but not least, RS’s own comments on her experience of writing “Sword at Sunset” in her interview with Raymond Thompson:

    As an overview of RS’s work I’d also recommend you read (if you haven’t already)
    Sandra Garside-Neville’s
    “Rosemary Sutcliff: An Appreciation”


  2. Anthony ~ I just discovered this site this morning. I first became aware of RS in 1973 when a librarian friend suggested I read Sword at Sunset in preparation for a trip to England. I was – I’m not sure what word to use – and still am by it. I wrote to Ms. Sutcliff and she graciously invited me to tea – it is one of my life-long regrets that I did not make it back from France in time on the day that we had agreed to meet.
    All these years later, now a retired lawyer, I have returned to graduate school, working on a Masters in English lit (my first love), and this fall am taking a seminar on “The British Arthur.” I am planning to do a presentation on the Sword at Sunset for my class and am wondering whether you know of any scholarly reviews of this outstanding work of literature?
    I know you are preoccupied with your new responsibilities – so any info you have time to pass along will be happily and gratefully received.
    Thank you for this wonderful connection with a long cherished love.


    • What a shame you did not meet her.

      I do not immediately know of scholarly reviews but there are people regularly reading this blog who might! Who can help?


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