Rosemary Sutcliff imagined a rich cast of characters to people her historical novels. But many of her works also draw heavily on legend
Why read to yourself when you can get somebody else to read to you?
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.
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