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Rosemary Sutcliff imagined a rich cast of characters to people her historical novels. But many of her works also draw heavily on legend

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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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The Carnegie Medal—judged by librarians in the United Kingdom is 77 years-old, this year! Past winners have included Rosemary Sutcliff as well such classic authors of children’s literature as Arthur Ransome and  C.S. Lewis. The shortlist of eight books for 2014 has just been announced: All the Truth That’s in Me by Julie Berry (Published by Templar) The […]

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Rosemary Sutcliff wrote in the foreword to her “starkly simple” retelling of the story of Tristan and Iseult (OUP, 1971) about “one big change” she made in the story: … In its far-back beginnings, Tristan is a Celtic legend, a tale woven by harpers around the peat fire in the timber halls of Irish or Welsh […]

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Rosemary Sutcliff’s description in Tristan and Iseult of Iseult’s hair as “the colour of brambles when the sap rises in them in the springtime” has stayed in mind for TRIG in Ireland. I looked out for that the spring after I first read it. I’d never noticed before how beautiful brambles are when the sap […]

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Rosemary Sutcliff won the Boston-Globe Horn Book Award for Tristan and Iseult in 1972. She also won the (UK) Library Association Carnegie Award for The Lantern Bearers in 1959; was highly commended by the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1974, and nominated in 1968; the  Phoenix Children’s Book Award for The Mark of the Horse Lord in 1985, […]

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Rosemary Sutcliff was the proud recepient of the Carnegie Medal for 1959 for her Roman historical novel  ( “I write for children aged 8 to 88”) The Lantern Bearers. An intriguing question is posed this year (2018) by Children’s Literature Lecturer Lucy Pearson about the focus of books awarded the Carnegie Medal. She questions whether […]

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Place matters hugely in the work of  Rosemary Sutcliff. The main settings of her stories include: The West Country in England Blood Feud | Brother Dusty-Feet | Outcast | Simon | Sword at Sunset | The Armourer’s House | The Eagle of the Ninth | The Queen Elizabeth Story | Tristan and Iseult The South […]

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Listed here is every title by Rosemary Sutcliff, the author and writer of historical fiction and children’s books. (Regular followers—and other visitors—you may like to check that this accords with your understanding. All comments about inaccuracies and additions are very welcome, below) Eagle of the Ninth and similar The Eagle of the Ninth (1954), illustrated by […]

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Adam is Perdita’s friend in The Queen Elizabeth Story (1950). Alcibiades, is a warrior in the Peloponnesian War, including in the dreadful battle of Syracuse, who has a complicated relationship with Athens  in The Flowers of Adonis (1969). Alexios is a Roman army officer who becomes commander of the motley, savage group known as the Frontier Wolves […]

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