Rosemary Sutcliff | Made the story-teller she was by the stories told to her as a child?

Michael Rosen (writer, poet, performer, broadcaster and Professor of Children’s Literature) recently said about children’s literature: Most adult readers were made into the readers they are by the ‘repertoire’ of reading they did as children. The link, then, between children’s literature and adult literature is not so much via the writers as through the reading habits […]

On reading about a child removed from school as a danger to others | Reflecting on Rosemary Sutcliff’s living with disability

Princeton Professor Michael Graziano writes movingly about his six-year-old son who “was removed from school as a danger to others. His crime? (Apraxia) A disability you could find in any classroom”. He set me thinking about Rosemary Sutcliff’s disability – much rarer I think, not found in any classroom – and her experience of school […]