Rosemary Sutcliff and Elzabeth Goudge | English Civil War Novels

Children’s writer and historical novelist Rosemary Sutcliff and Elizabeth Goudge were linked, ‘Anne’ comments in response to an earlier post:

Interestingly, Sutcliff and Goudge corresponded with each other, and Goudge wrote publicity comments to go with both Sword at Sunset and Rider on a White Horse.

To me Rider of the White Horse goes hand-in-hand with Elizabeth Goudge’s ‘White Witch’, another novel of the English Civil War which is also magically evocative. Read More »

Rosemary Sutcliff’s novel Rider of the White Horse loved by Australian writer Alison Stuart

Alison Stuart describes herself as a ‘writer, lawyer, traveller, mother, wife and cat person!’ She  lives in Melbourne, Australia. Her ‘passion is for the period of the English Civil War’ and she has two published novels set in that era. She has written :

‘Rosemary Sutcliff was probably my biggest influence growing up with her Rider of the White Horse, sending me on a quest to learn all I could about Sir Thomas Fairfax’.

Sources: her website, blog and historical fiction books

Physicist science fiction fan recommends Rosemary Sutcliff books

Today, courtesy of a Google Alert,  I came across an old discussion thread, ‘Is there a war between Science Fiction and Historical Fiction’ , where a physicist who reads Rosemary Sutcliff recommends several of Rosemary’s books.  Although he did spell her name wrong – with an E, a regular moan of this blog, Stephen Harker wrote:

Rosemary Sutcliffe’s (sic)  Sword at Sunset and  Rider on the White Horse are well worth reading.  A lot of her historical fiction was pitched towards children and adolescents.  However, I have found them worth re-reading as an adult, for example:  The Eagle of the Ninth,  The  Silver Branch and  The Lantern Bearers which have some connection with  Sword at Sunset.