Rosemary Sutcliff’s The Eagle of the Ninth series is the book that heroine Holly Skykes is reading to the children in the last section of David Mitchell’s Man Booker nominated The Bone Clocks.
Frank Cottrell Boyce argues that excessive analysis of books puts cildren off reading, that some teaching methods promoting literacy pollute the reading experience.
Rosemary Sutcliff spent a limited time in formal school education, but it did not hinder her in becoming what The
Rosemary Sutcliff spoke about when and why she started writing when she spoke on BBC Radio’s famous Desert Island Discs
In 2010 Joanna R. Smith blogged about reading Rosemary Sutcliff’s Dawn Wind—“gorgeous historical fiction” about Britain in the 6th Century AD. She loved