Rosemary Sutcliff’s press cuttings collection for 1963 best seller Sword at Sunset

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Recent Twitter post @FurnissLawton (my daughter, a literary agent) commented  “How authors used to collect press cuttings @rsutcliff‘s ‘Sword at Sunset’ 1963″ with a picture



  1. 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”.


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