ROSEMARY SUTCLIFF (1920-92)
Portrait of historical novelist and children’s author Rosemary Sutcliff by Mark Gerson

British writer Rosemary Sutcliff re-tells legends of Robin Hood, King Arthur, Beowulf, Tristan & Iseult, Finn Mac Cool, Cuchulain, the Iliad, the Odyssey

Rosemary Sutcliff imagined a rich cast of characters to people her historical novels. But many of her works also draw heavily on legend

Academic John Withrington in 1992 said historical novelist and children’s book writer Rosemary Sutcliff combined scholarship with an unsentimental attitude to pain and suffering e.g in Sword at Sunset, and The Shining Company

Academic John Withrington wrote to The Independent (London) newspaper  (August 20, 1992), to comment on their obituary of Rosemary Sutcliff.

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