“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).
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- Frank Cottrell Boyce says too much analysis of books puts children and young people off reading
- The Eagle of the Ninth author Rosemary Sutcliff loved Rudyard Kipling’s children’s books
- Mabel George, OUP Children’s Books Head, 1956-74
- Historical novelist Rosemary Sutcliff had a mystical communion with the past, and an uncanny sense of place
- Rosemary Sutcliff awarded The Carnegie Medal, Zilveren Griffel award,Boston-Globe Horn Book Award, The Other Award, The Phoenix Award
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the guardian, in praise of rosemary sutcliff
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.