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.
The Eagle of the Ninth new film stars Channing Tatum, as Marcus, the hero. The film is based on the classic book of children’s literature by Rosemary Sutcliff. Channing Tatum said in one interview, when asked about the film and the filming in the Highlands of Scotland:
“I’ve loved Kevin Macdonald’s movies for a while now, it was an amazing experience because he wanted to do something really different, he wanted to make all the Romans American, venturing off from Romans being this English-speaking very villainous type thing.Read More »
Rosemary Sutcliff’s historical fiction novel about Islam, Blood and Sand, was made into a Japanese musical called ‘Love and Death in Arabia’ starring Matubo Sei of The Takarazuka Revue (宝塚歌劇団). Researching this on the internet has been completely absorbing and fascinating. Although my Japanese is poor, and Google translator unreliable, I have found more informationRead More »
International Children’s Book Day today, is suitable to celebrate Rosemary Sutcliff as well as Hans Christian Andersen whose birthday it is. This year the international sponsor, Spain, chose the theme ‘Un libro te espera, búscalo!’ which means ‘A book is waiting for you, find it!’. It seems like most people in the UK did not find the day, let alone the waiting book, if the lack of public mention here is an indicator. (Also, for all who share my taste in music, it is the birthday of Emmylou Harris.)
The film The Eagle is based on Rosemary Sutcliff’s Roman novel The Eagle of the Ninth. It was wrongly claimed in a Guardian newspaper that film Centurion was also based on the book. They published this letter that I sent them:Read More »