Doyenne of children’s literature Rosemary Sutcliff dressed in a splendid Elizabethan outfit to meet Queen Elizabeth

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In the week of the Queen’s Birthday honours in the UK, I am reminded of Rosemary Sutcliff’s splendid outfit when she went to Buckingham Palace in 1992—shortly before her death—to be invested CBE.

Author Rosemary Sutcliff recieves her CBE from the Queen


  1. The great thing about being in a wheelchair is that you are nearer eye level with certain things like that rather nice pair of knees in the front row….


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