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A Rosemary Sutcliff  Bibliography

The widely read and acclaimed The Eagle of the Ninth, published in 1954, still in print, is just one of some sixty books by Rosemary Sutcliff.

Lists all Books by Rosemary Sutcliff (Titles)

You will find recorded here every title by Rosemary Sutcliff—author, historical novelist and children’s writer—listed thematically and alphabetically. For a short biography of Rosemary Sutcliff see the Life tab (above).  Via the Stories tab you will find a short summary of most of the books.

Eagle of the Ninth and similar

The Eagle of the Ninth (1954) illustrated by C. Walter Hodges
The Silver Branch (1957) illustrated by Charles Keeping
The Lantern Bearers (1959) illustrated by Charles Keeping
The Capricorn Bracelet  (1973) illustrated by Charles Keeping
Three Legions (1980) is an omnibus edition containing the first three books
The Eagle of the Ninth Chronicles (2010) is an omnibus edition containing the first three books
The Eagle of the Ninth Collection Boxed Set (2012) is an omnibus edition containing the first three books

Camelot or King Arthur novels

Sword at Sunset (1963)
The Sword and the Circle (1979)
The Light Beyond the Forest (1979)
The Road to Camlann (1981)
The King Arthur Trilogy (1999), omnibus of The Sword and the Circle, The Light Beyond the Forest, The Road to Camlann

Other children’s and young adult novels

Chronicles of Robin Hood (1950)
The Queen Elizabeth Story (1950) illustrated by C. Walter Hodges
The Armourer’s House (1951)
Brother Dustyfeet (1952)
Simon (1953) illustrated by C. Walter Hodges
Outcast (1955) illustrated by Richard Kennedy
The Shield Ring (1956)
Warrior Scarlet (1957) illustrated by Charles Keeping
Lady in Waiting (1957)
Knight’s Fee (1960) illustrated by Charles Keeping
The Bridge Builders (1959)

Dawn Wind (1961) illustrated by Charles Keeping
Beowulf (1961) illustrated by Charles Keeping (also published as Dragon Slayer)
The Hound of Ulster (1963) illustrated by Victor Ambrus
The Mark of the Horse Lord (1965) illustrated by Charles Keeping
The Flowers of Adonis (1965)
A Saxon Settler (1965)
The Chief’s Daughter (1967)
The High Deeds of Finn Mac Cool (1967)
A Circlet of Oak Leaves (1968)
The Witch’s Brat (1970)
Tristan and Iseult (1971)
The Truce of the Games (1971)
Heather, Oak, and Olive  (1972), omnibus with three titles The Chief”s Daughter, A Circlet of Oak Leaves, and A Crown of Wild Olive (originally published as The Truce of the Games)
The Capricorn Bracelet (1973)
The Changeling (1974) illustrated by Victor Ambrus
We Lived in Drumfyvie (1975) with Margaret Lyford-Pike
Blood Feud (1976) illustrated by Charles Keeping
Sun Horse, Moon Horse (1977)
Shifting Sands (1977)
Song for a Dark Queen (1978)
Frontier Wolf (1980)
Eagle’s Egg (1981)
Bonnie Dundee (1983)
Flame-Coloured Taffeta (1986) illustrated by Rachel Birkett
The Roundabout Horse (1986)
A Little Dog Like You (1987) illustrated by Jane Johnson
The Best of Rosemary Sutcliff (1987) omnibus edition contains Warrior Scarlet, The Mark of the Horse Lord and Knight”s Fee
Little Hound Found (1989)
The Shining Company (1990)
The Minstrel and the Dragon Pup (1993) illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark.
Black Ships Before Troy (1993) illustrated by Alan Lee
Chess-dream in the Garden (1993) illustrated by Ralph Thompson
The Wanderings of Odysseus (1995) illustrated by Alan Lee
Sword Song (1997)

Novels for adults

Lady in Waiting (1957)
The Rider of the White Horse (1959)
Sword at Sunset (1963)
The Flowers of Adonis (1969)
Blood and Sand (1987)

Non-fiction

Rudyard Kipling—A Monograph (1960)
Houses and History (1960)
Heroes and History (1965), illustrated by Charles Keeping
Arthur Ransome, Rudyard Kipling and Walter De La Mare (1968) (with Leonard Clark and Hugh Shelley) [reproduces the Rudyard Kipling mongraph—above]
Is Anyone There? (1978) (with Monica Dickens)
Blue Remembered Hills (1983) (Her autobiography, or ‘memoir’ as she called it)

Alphabetical List of Rosemary Sutcliff Books

A Circlet of Oak Leaves (1968)
A Little Dog Like You (1987)
A Saxon Settler (1965)
[Arthur Ransome, Rudyard Kipling and Walter De La Mare (1968) (with Leonard Clark and Hugh Shelley)]
Beowulf: Dragonslayer (1961)
Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of the Iliad (1993)
Blood and Sand (1987)
Blood Feud (1976)
Blue Remembered Hills (1983)
Bonnie Dundee (1983)
Brother Dusty-Feet (1952)
Chess Dream in the Garden (1993)
Dawn Wind (1961)
Eagle’s Egg (1981)
Flame-Coloured Taffeta (1986)
Frontier Wolf (1980)
Heather, Oak, and Olive (1972)
Houses and History (1960)
Heroes and History (1965)
Is Anyone There? (1978) (with Monica Dickens)
Knight’s Fee (1960)
Lady in Waiting (1957)
Little Hound Found (1989)
Outcast (1955)
Rudyard Kipling (1960)
Shifting Sands (1977)
Simon (1953)
Song for a Dark Queen (1978)
Sun Horse, Moon Horse (1977)
Sword at Sunset (1963)
Sword Song (1997)
The Armourer’s House (1951)
The Best of Rosemary Sutcliff (1987) (omnibus)
The Bridge Builders (1959)
The Capricorn Bracelet (1973)
The Changeling (1974)
The Chief’s Daughter (1967)
The Chronicles of Robin Hood (1950)
The Eagle of the Ninth (1954)
The Eagle of the Ninth Chronicles (2010) (omnibus)
The Eagle of the Ninth Collection Boxed Set (2012) (three titles)
The Flowers of Adonis (1969)
The High Deeds of Finn MacCool (1967)
The Hound of Ulster (1963)
The King Arthur Trilogy (1999) (omnibus)
The Lantern Bearers (1959)
The Light Beyond the Forest (1979)
The Mark of the Horse Lord (1965)
The Minstrel and the Dragon Pup (1993)
The Queen Elizabeth Story (1950)
The Rider of the White Horse (1959)
The Road to Camlann (1981)
The Roundabout Horse (1986)
The Shield Ring (1956)
The Shining Company (1990)
The Silver Branch (1957)
The Sword and the Circle (1979)
The Truce of the Games (1971)
The Wanderings of Odysseus  (1995)
The Witch’s Brat (1970)
Three Legions (1980)
Tristan and Iseult (1971)
Warrior Scarlet (1957)
We Lived in Drumfyvie (1975) (with Margaret Lyford-Pike)

List By Date of Rosemary Sutcliff Novels

1950 The Chronicles of Robin Hood
1950 The Queen Elizabeth Story
1951 The Armourer’s House
1952 Brother Dusty-Feet
1953 Simon
1954 The Eagle of the Ninth
1955 Outcast
1956 The Shield Ring
1957 Lady in Waiting
1957 The Silver Branch
1957 Warrior Scarlet
1959 The Rider of the White Horse
1959 The Lantern Bearers
1959 The Bridge Builders
1960 Knight’s Fee
1960 Rudyard Kipling
1961 Beowulf: Dragonslayer
1961 Dawn Wind
1963 Sword at Sunset
1963 The Hound of Ulster
1965 A Saxon Settler
1965 The Mark of the Horse Lord
1965 Heroes and History
1967 The Chief’s Daughter
1967 The High Deeds of Finn MacCool
1968 A Circlet of Oak Leaves
1969 The Flowers of Adonis
1970 The Witch’s Brat
1971 The Truce of the Games
1971 Tristan and Iseult
1972 Heather, Oak, and Olive
1973 The Capricorn Bracelet
1974 The Changeling
1975 We Lived in Drumfyvie  (with Margaret Lyford-Pike)
1977 Blood Feud
1977 Shifting Sands
1977 Sun Horse, Moon Horse
1978 Song for a Dark Queen
1979 The Light Beyond the Forest
1979 The Sword and the Circle
1980 Frontier Wolf
1980 Three Legions
1981 Eagle’s Egg
1981 The Road to Camlann
1983 Blue Remembered Hills
1983 Bonnie Dundee
1986 Flame-Coloured Taffeta
1986 The Roundabout Horse
1987 A Little Dog Like You
1987 Blood and Sand
1987 The Best of Rosemary Sutcliff
1990 The Shining Company
1993 Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of the Iliad
1993 Chess Dream in the Garden
1993 The Minstrel and the Dragon Pup
1995 The Wanderings of Odysseus
1997 Sword Song

Editions of Rosemary Sutcliff’s Books since her death in 1992:

2014 The Mark of the Horse Lord. London: Red Fox Classics, 2014. ISBN 9781782950868 (pbk).
2013 Dawn Wind. Illustrated by Charles Keeping. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. ISBN 1906562369 (pbk), 9780192793591 (pbk).
2013 The King Arthur Trilogy. London: Vintage Children’s Classics, 2013. ISBN 9780099582571 (pbk), 9781448161485 (ebook).
2012 Blue Remembered hills : A Recollection. London: Slightly Foxed, 2012. ISBN  1906562369 (pbk.), 9781906562366.
2012 Sword at Sunset. London  Atlantic, 2012. ISBN 9780857892430 (hbk); 9780857892447 (e-book).
2012 The Eagle of the Ninth Collection. Illustrated by Cyril Walter Hodges, Charles Keeping. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. ISBN 0192794728 (set), 9780192794727 (set).
2011 The Eagle DVD (2011). Directed by Kevin MacDonald ; based on the novel by Rosemary Sutcliff. UPC 5050582857085.
2011 The Eagle of the Ninth Chronicles. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. ISBN 0192733052; 9780192733054 ( ePUB format).
2011 The Eagle of the Ninth, filmed as The Eagle. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. ISBN 0192732684, 9780192732682 (ePUB format).
2011 The Eagle of the Ninth. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. ISBN 0192732676, 9780192732675 (ePUB format).
2011 The Eagle (Videodisc). U.K.: Universal Pictures, 2011. EAN 5050582807721,  8280772.
2011 The Lantern Bearers, introduced by Penelope Lively. Illustrated by Roman Pisarev. London: Folio Society, 2011.
2011 The Lantern Bearers. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. ISBN 9780192757432 (pbk).
2010 The Eagle of the Ninth : Filmed as The Eagle. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. ISBN 0192789996 (pbk), 9780192789990 (pbk).
2010 The Eagle of the Ninth Chronicles. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. ISBN 0192789988 (pbk), 9780192789983 (pbk).
2009 The Silver Branch, introduced by Julia Eccleshare. Illustrated by Roman Pisarev. London: Folio Society, 2009.
2008 Outcast (Oxford children’s modern classics). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. ISBN 0192755579 (pbk), 9780192755575 (pbk).
2008 The Eagle of the Ninth (Oxford Bookworms Library). Retold by John Escott, Illustrated by Ron Tiner. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. ISBN 0194791726 (pbk), 9780194791724 (pbk).
2007 The Lantern Bearers (New Oxford Library). Illustrated by Charles Keeping. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. ISBN 0192755064 (pbk), 9780192755063 (pbk).
2007 The Silver Branch. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007. ISBN 0192755056 (pbk.); 9780192755056 (pbk.)
2005 The Eagle of the Ninth (Introduced by Kevin Crossley-Holland). Illustrated by Roman Pisarev. London: Folio Society, 2005.
2004 The Eagle of the Ninth (Oxford Children’s Modern Classics), 50th anniversary ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. ISBN 0192753924 (pbk).
2004 The Eagle of the Ninth. Illustrated by C. Walter Hodges. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. ISBN 9780192753922 (pbk).
2002 The Capricorn Bracelet (Red Fox Classics). London: Red Fox, 2002. ISBN 009943217X (pbk).
2002 The Hound of Ulster (Red Fox classics). Illustrated by Victor Ambrus. London: Red Fox, 2002. ISBN 0099438593 (pbk).
2001 Beowulf: Dragonslayer. Illustrated by Charles Keeping. London: Red Fox, 2001. ISBN 0099417138 (pbk), 9780099417132 (pbk).
2001 Sword Song (Red Fox classics). London: Red Fox, 2001. ISBN 0099253224 (pbk), 9780099253228 (pbk).
2001 The High Deeds of Finn MacCool (Red Fox Classics). London: Red Fox, 2001. ISBN 0099414228.
2000 Black Ships Before Troy. Illustrated by Alan Lee. London: Frances Lincoln, 2000. ISBN 0711215227 (pbk).
2000 The Eagle of the Ninth. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2000. ISBN 0192750453 (pbk).
2000 The Eagle of the Ninth (Oxford Bookworms Library), retold by John Escott. Illustrated by Ron Tiner. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2000. ISBN 0194230333 (pbk).
1999 Outcast. (Oxford children’s modern classics). Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1999. ISBN 0192750402 (pbk).
1999 The King Arthur Trilogy: The King Arthur Stories. London: Red Fox, 1999. ISBN 9780099401643 (pbk).
1999 King Arthur Stories : Three Books in One (The Sword and the Circle;  The Light Beyond the Forest; The Road to Camlann). London Red Fox, 1999. ISBN 0099401649 (pbk).
1998 Magic of reading : a whole year of reading fun (Boxed set contains ‘Redwall’ by Brian Jacques, ‘Switchers by Kate Thompson  and “The Sword and the Circle” by RS). London: Red Fox, 1998. ISBN 0099265788 (pbk).
1998 Outcast (Oxford children’s modern classics). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. ISBN 0192717669 (pbk).
1998 The Eagle of the Ninth (Oxford Children’s Modern Classics). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. ISBN 0192717650 (pbk).
1998 The Lantern Bearers (Oxford Children’s Modern Classics). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. ISBN 0192717634 (pbk).
1997 Sword Song. London: Bodley Head, 1997. ISBN 0370323947.
1996 Song for a Dark Queen. London : Red Fox, 1996. ISBN 009952791X (pbk).
1995 Brother Dusty-Feet. London: Red Fox, 1995. IISBN 0099354217 (pbk).
1995 Eagle’s Honour. London: Red Fox, 1995. ISBN 0099353911 (pbk).
1995 The Eagle of the Ninth. (Oxford Bookworms) retold by John Escott. Illustrated by Jonathon Heap. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995. ISBN 0194227448 (pbk).
1995 The Wanderings of Odysseus : the Story of the Odyssey. Illustrated by Alan Lee. London: Frances Lincoln, 1995. ISBN 071120862X.
1994 Bonnie Dundee. London: Red Fox, 1994. ISBN 009935411X (pbk).
1994 The Armourer’s House. London : Red Fox, 1994. ISBN 0099354012 (pbk).
1994 The Eagle of the Ninth (Puffin Modern Classics). Illustrated by Tony Karpinski. London : Puffin in association with Oxford University Press, 1994. ISBN 0140364579 (pbk)
1994 The Shining Company (Random House Modern Classics Series). London: Red Fox, 1994. ISBN 0099366215
1994 Beowulf: Dragonslayer: Oxford: Heinemann New Windmills, 1994. ISBN 043512420X
1993 Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of The Iliad. Illustrated by Alan Lee. London: Frances Lincoln, 1993. ISBN 071120778X, 0711215227 (pbk).
1993 Blue Remembered Hills : a Recollection (New ed.). London: Bodley Head, 1993. ISBN 0370309405.
1993 The Minstrel and the Dragon Pup. Illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark. London: Walker Books, 1993. ISBN 0744521742, 0744543088 (pbk), 0744582598 (pbk)
1993 Chess-Dream in a Garden. Illustrated by Ralph Thompson. London: Walker Books, 1993. ISBN 074452282X, 9780744522822 (hbk).
1993 The Road to Camlann, Part Three of The Legends of King Arthur. Decorations by Shirley Felts. London: Red Fox, 1993. ISBN 0099979306 (pbk), 9780099979302 (pbk).
1993 Blue Remembered Hills: A Recollection. London: Bodley Head, 1993. ISBN 0370309405.
1992 Beowulf: Dragonslayer (New ed.). London: Red Fox, 1992. ISBN 0099972700, 0099972700 (pbk).
1992 Hound of Ulster (Tales of Myth and Legend Series). London: Red Fox, 1992. ISBN 0099972603 (pbk).
1992 Light Beyond the Forest : Quest for the Holy Grail. London: Red Fox, 1992. ISBN 0099974509 (pbk).
1992 Sword and the Circle: King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table (New ed.). London: Red Fox, 1992. ISBN 0099974606 (pbk).
1992 The High Deeds of Finn Mac Cool. Drawings by Michael Charlton. London: Red Fox, 1992. ISBN 0099979403.
1992 The Road to Camlann (New ed.). London: Red Fox, 1992. ISBN 0099979306 (pbk).
1992 The Shield Ring. London: Puffin, 1992. ISBN 0140349693 (pbk).
1992 Beowulf: Dragon Slayer (New ed). London: Red Fox, 1992. 
ISBN 0099972700 (pbk).
1992 Shield Ring. London: Penguin (Puffin), 1992. ISBN 0140349693 (pbk).
1992 The Sword and the Circle : King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Decorations by Shirley Felts. London: Red Fox, 1992. 
ISBN 0099974606 (pbk)

Illustrators of Rosemary Sutcliff’s Books

C Walter Hodges

The Armourer’s House (1950)
Brother Dusty Feet (1951)
The Queen Elizabeth Story (1950)
The Eagle of the Ninth (1954)
Simon (1953)
Chess-Dream in the Garden (1993)

Richard Kennedy

Outcast (1955)

Charles Keeping

The Silver Branch (1957)
The Lantern Bearers (1959)
Warrior Scarlet (1958)
Knight’s Fee (1960)
Beowulf: Dragonslayer (1961)
Dawn Wind (1961)
The Mark of the Horse Lord (1965)
The Capricorn Bracelet (1973)
Blood Feud (1976)

Victor Ambrus

The Hound of Ulster (1963)
Tristan and Iseult (1971)
The Changeling (1974)
A Little Dog Like You (1987)

Michael Charlton

The High Deeds of Finn MacCool (1967)

Emma Chichester Clark

The Minstrel and the Dragon Pup (1993)

Alan Lee

Black Ships Before Troy (1993)
The Wanderings of Odysseus (1995)

(Latest Revision:  24 March, 2014)

33 thoughts on “Titles”

    1. “Saxon Settler” was part of a children’s history series published by the Oxford University Press called “People of the Past”. It’s very hard to find copies and is priced accordingly, though I did spot a p/b edition at Amazon UK for £12.95 (which is still pretty expensive for a smallish p/b).

      Your best bet might be to ask your local library to get a copy for you through the interlibrary loan service.

      Just a suggestion, but if you haven’t read it, RS’s story “Dawn Wind” has a lot of detail about life for Saxon settlers and might be worth a look.

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        1. Hi Anjy :) Although there are some Anglo-Saxon refugees like Frytha, mostly the settlers in “Shield Ring” are Anglo-Scandinavian rather than Anglo-Saxon, though the ways they lived were in many ways similar. According to local legend, Buttermere was originally “Buthar’s mere”, the holding of Jarl Buthar, a Norse chieftain who settled peacefully in Cumbria during the 10th/11th centuries as did many other Norsemen.

          “Shield Ring”, although Sutcliff’s own inimitable take on the story, was closely modelled on a fictionalised history of Jarl Buthar and Norse-era Buttermere called “The Secret Valley”, written by Lakeland historian Nicholas Size.

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  1. Just a couple of comments:
    – I discovered Rosemary Sutcliff’s books when I was at teachers’ college in the mid seventies. I suspect now that many teenagers would prefer a “McDonald’s” kind of story to the literary banquet she always produced in her novels . . . and, the college motto was “Inferre Lumina Mundo”, so I’ve always thought of myself as a bit of a lantern bearer.
    – My wife is a descendant of the Throckmortons. I knew about the gunpowder plot connection, but not about the Sir Walter Raleigh one. I’m going to have to get a copy of “Lady in Waiting” now.

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    1. thanks for this: enjoy Lady in Waiting. Interestingly ( at least here in the UK) all manner of teenagers find they enjoy Rosemary’s books. I suspect it is as much a matter of teachers now being too cautious to try using her work, and perhaps people emerging from teacher training not themselves having read and enjoyed her work?

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  2. “Lady in Waiting” (1957), the story of Sir Walter Raleigh as seen through the eyes of his wife, Bess Throckmorton, is generally regarded as one of the RS novels written specifically for adults.

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  3. I’ve updated my article with the correct spelling of the name, many thanks for drawing it to my attention.

    I’ve been trying for YEARS to remember which Sutcliff novel was the one about the boy who founded St Bart’s Hospital in London. Something about healing the leg of a boy who was injured in a fall during the building of a church as I recall. I adored that book but I’ve never been able to remember the title.

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  4. Wow! Never knew she wrote so much!

    I’ve read some of her works (Eagle of the 9th most recently) and always really enjoyed her, but tended not to see her on the shelves when shopping. One of the first books I really liked was Beowulf.

    I think I feel an Amazon order coming on!

    Good Blog – looks like an excellent resource at first glance. Are you aiming to be definitive?

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  5. Doesn’t “Capricorn” bracelet belong with the Roman Britain group. And, isn’t “Sword at Sunset” really part of that sequence and not King Arthur, which you might like to entitle “Camelot” differentiate from the Dark Age “real” Kign Arthur?

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