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.
As regular readers will see, despite my best intentions, I am still struggling to maintain this blog properly while starting a new full-time job. But here is a snippet of rather pleasing news….For Rosemary Sutcliff’s publishers (one of them) OUP, remind me that the the boxed set has just published. And The Eagle of the Ninth continues to be their best-selling eBook, which is rather satisfying for them, me and I hope enthusiasts who gather here!
2 thoughts on “Rosemary Sutcliff’s The Eagle of the Ninth is a best-selling eBook”
I have just seen the film “The Eagle”, based on Sutcliff’s book. I am appalled that there is only ONE mention of the author, en passant, and NO formal ackowledgement of the genius who wrote the story. How is this possible? firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m very glad to hear that. Christmas has just gone by and for one of my daughters presents were easy to find: anything Sutcliff would be fine. I hunted up a battered old edition of “Three legions” and the BBC-Audio version of “The Eagle of the Ninth”. With the Tolkien-Hype going on – in which we whole-heartedly share, btw – I realized I come back to Rosemary Sutcliff’s work with a sense of being refreshed by reality. There are many things in her books resemble the strongly nordic-inspired world invented by Tolkien a lot – but this is history, not fantasy. I noticed to my intense relief there are very few so-called fan-fictions based on Sutcliff’s work and I think this may be, because she always made it clear she was writing history, reality. This sort of gives roots to her stories.