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.
2 thoughts on “Rosemary Sutcliff’s press cuttings collection for 1963 best seller Sword at Sunset”
Was just thinking that the word “authoress” dates that review quite notably. It was part of a practice pretty much gone now, of using “feminized” descriptive nouns – “murderess” is another one that comes to mind (though not in relation to RS, I hasten to add – though she did kill off her darlings quite ruthlessly at times!) In fact the only one I can think of still in common use is “actress”.
Ooh! I just hate it when people say “An authoress”! (top cutting… it had better have been a good review….