Rosemary Sutcliff had a feeling for the mending side of life, and for the healing which happens when clashing cultures learn to live together. (In The Independent newspaper, 1992)
Former editor of children’s books for The Times newspaper, Brian Alderson, reflects on Rosemary Sutcliff’s historical novel for children and young adults, The Eagle of the Ninth.
Historical novelist and doyenne of children’s literature Rosemary Sutcliff had ‘a mystical communion with the past’, according to one of her editors. Her best work was in the ‘50s and ‘60s, beginning with The Eagle of the Ninth and ending with The Mark of the Horse Lord.
In 2010 Joanna R. Smith blogged about reading Rosemary Sutcliff’s Dawn Wind—“gorgeous historical fiction” about Britain in the 6th Century AD. She loved
Historian, writer and journalist Christina Hardyment judged Sword at Sunset by Rosemary Sutcliff to be an ‘odd one out’. Rosemary Sutcliff is most famed for The Eagle