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.

El Usurpador del Imperio (The Silver Branch, in Spain)

And now I am on the track of Spanish material about Rosemary Sutcliff, I have found this too about The Silver Branch (I think) . This too I have yet to translate! Continue reading “El Usurpador del Imperio (The Silver Branch, in Spain)”

Teachers Guide for Rosemary Sutcliff

Macmillan: Farrar Strauss Giroux, publishers of Rosemary Sutcliff in the USA, have a teacher’s Guide to their Sutcliff books: Teacher’s Guide to Rosemary Sutcliff from Farrar Strauss Giroux.  I live in hope that some teachers find their way to this post and tell me if it is any good! It covers: Continue reading “Teachers Guide for Rosemary Sutcliff”

The Folio Society Editions of two Rosemary Sutcliff historical Roman novels

Rosemary Sutcliff’s The Silver Branch | The Folio Society beautiful illustrated edition | Sutcliff re-Discovery of the Day

Rosemary Sutcliff’s novel, The Silver Branch, has beautiful illustrations in The Folio Society’s 2004 edition, drawn by Roman Pisarev.

This beautiful illustration of Little Cullen from Rosemary Sutcliff’s novel, The Silver Branch is from The Folio Society’s 2004 edition, drawn by Roman Pisarev. (From another great comment from Anne ).

You can buy this beautiful edition of the book  from the Folio Society’s website. There is also a stunning version of The Eagle of the Ninth, probably Rosemary Sutcliff’s most famous novel which you can buy it here.