“La trilogía sigue el hilo conductor de los miembros de una misma familia de soldados romanos en Britania, pero, lógicamente, en distintas épocas, siglos II, III y IV d. C., por lo que en sí están concebidas como novelas completamente independents.” A Spanish language post points to Rosemary Sutcliff’s novels published in Spanish, with striking covers, El Aguila de la Novena Legion (The Eagle of the Ninth), El Usapardor del Imperio (The Silver Branch) and Los Guardianes de la Luz (The Lantern Bearers).
- Rosemary Sutcliff Diary, 20 April 1988 | “Canterbury Quad, sky full of stars and a new moon to bow to…
- Source of the name Esca in The Eagle of the Ninth
- Veronica Howell appreciates historical novelist and children’s writer Rosemary Sutcliff
- Her Imperial Majesty The Empress Michiko of Japan admired Rosemary Sutcliff
- The Girl I Kissed at Clusium | Roman Marching Song by Rosemary Sutcliff
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Guardian newspaper editorial 'in praise of' Rosemary Sutcliff, published in 2011.
Rosemary Sutcliff's 1954 children's classic The Eagle of the Ninth (still in print more than 50 years on) is the first of a series of novels in which Sutcliff, who died in 1992, explored the cultural borderlands between the Roman and the British worlds – "a place where two worlds met without mingling" as she describes the British town to which Marcus, the novel's central character, is posted.
Marcus is a typical Sutcliff hero, a dutiful Roman who is increasingly drawn to the British world of "other scents and sights and sounds; pale and changeful northern skies and the green plover calling". This existential cultural conflict gets even stronger in later books like The Lantern Bearers and Dawn Wind, set after the fall of Rome, and has modern resonance. But Sutcliff was not just a one-trick writer.
The range of her novels spans from the Bronze Age and Norman England to the Napoleonic wars. Two of her best, The Rider of the White Horse and Simon, are set in the 17th century and are marked by Sutcliff's unusually sympathetic (for English historical novelists of her era) treatment of Cromwell and the parliamentary cause. Sutcliff's finest books find liberal-minded members of elites wrestling with uncomfortable epochal changes. From Marcus Aquila to Simon Carey, one senses, they might even have been Guardian readers.