Rosemary Sutcliff spent a limited time in formal school education, but it did not hinder her in becoming what The
Julia Eccleshare, expert on children’s and young adult’s fiction and literature (and Book Doctor at The Guardian), recently wrote a
My schooling began late, owing to a childhood illness, and ended when I was only fourteen, owing to my entire lack of
Rosemary Sutcliff could not read until she was ten or eleven years old. Certainly aged nine she saw no point!
The Times newspaper published in mid-2013 a list of the top 50 ‘books that all children should read’, which included