According to The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997) the “ability to create a realistic historical novel for children is in a
Injured hero, landscape and seasons, friendship, adventure, slow tension, thrilling escape, humour and horror, justice and fairness, dog and man, clashing worlds, slow romance, military understanding, hopeful endings, Devon
Rosemary Sutcliff was the proud recepient of the Carnegie Medal for 1959 for her Roman historical novel ( “I write
Books by historical novelist Rosemary Sutcliff that feature the North East of England include The Eagle of the Ninth and Frontier Wolf.
How relevant are Rosemary Sutcliff’s novels to contemporary politics and society? John Fitzgerald writes a piece about the referendum, about