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In earlier times The Carnegie Medal used to have “commended” and “highly commended” books each year, as well as a winner—I do not think it does now. Rosemary Sutcliff was awarded the medal in 1959 for The Lantern Bearers. But she was several times commended too. In: 1954 for The Eagle of the Ninth 1956 for The […]

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Even the briefest of entries to Rosemary Sutcliff’s diary demonstrates her love of landscape and nature, so evident in her novels and autobiography, and noted by a contributor to The Scottish Book Trust site. When I was just getting confident about reading, my mother asked our local librarian to recommend something that would stretch me […]

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Tanatus – Thanet Acqua Sulis – Bath Venta – Winchester Laighin – Leinster Dubris – Dover Eburacum – York Calleva – Silchester Portus Adurni – Portchester Regnum – Chichester Vectis – Isle of Wight Anderida – Pevensey Durovernum – Canterbury

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The Silver Branch  by Rosemary Sutcliff was chatted about on the web on June 15 (2011). Commenting on the advance notice of this discussion (see below) ‘Annis’ (“The Silver Branch is the bridesmaid of The Eagle of the Ninth trilogy, but my personal favourite”) noted that “there was a recent discussion about the novel at the Historical […]

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Rosemary Sutcliff’s novel, The Silver Branch, Folio Society’s 2004 edition, is beautifully drawn by Roman Pisarev. This illustration is of little Cullen. As Anne in comments below has highlighted, “this illustration shows the moment when Flavius and Justin present their ‘tatterdemalion’ Lost Legion, gathered together after the death of Carausius, to Constantius’ astonished Praetorian Prefect, Asklepiodotus. Among […]

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In front of me lies an unopened copy of Rosemary Sutcliff’s  The Silver Branch, the second book in The Eagle of the Ninth sequence. I’m just about to start the story and thought I’d do a little research about the period in which the book is set. The year is 284 AD, 150 years later than […]

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And now I am on the track of Spanish material about Rosemary Sutcliff, I have found this too about The Silver Branch (I think) . This too I have yet to translate!

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Rosemary Sutcliff’s novel, The Silver Branch, has beautiful illustrations in The Folio Society’s 2004 edition, drawn by Roman Pisarev.

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Rosemary Sutcliff’s historical novel The Silver Branch was much admired and enjoyed by Amazon Scottish customer Robert Livingston, who gave it five stars a few years back. When I was just old enough to start taking an interest in ‘real’ books, a wise librarian suggested to my mother that I might like The Silver Branch. […]

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A Dolphin Ring links several of the hiastorical novels of Rosemary Sutcliff.
The Eagle of the Ninth (1954)
The Silver Branch (1957)
Frontier Wolf (1980)
The Lantern Bearers (1959)
Sword At Sunset (1963)
Dawn Wind (1961)
Sword Song (1997)
The Shield Ring (1956)

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