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Rosemary Sutcliff once told an interviewer:

“At the age of nine…I was not yet able to read…(but) Why, after all, read to yourself when you can get somebody else to read to you?”.

She explained that her mother used to read to her “a rich and somewhat indigestible stirabout of literature” which included the British stories of King Arthur and Robin Hood, myths and legends of the classical world and Scandinavia, The Wind in the Willows (by Kenneth Grahame), The Tailor of Gloucester (by Beatrix Potter), Treasure Island (by R. L. Stevenson), Nicholas Nickleby (by Charles Dickens), Kim Puck of Pook’s Hill (by Rudyard Kipling), and Little Women (by L M Alcott).

  • Source—(2002) B A Drew, 100 More Popular Young Adult Authors: Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies. Libraries Unlimited. ISBN 1563089203

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A new Random House print-on-demand edition of Rosemary Sutcliff’s The Chronicles of Robin Hood is now available. The story was Rosemary Sutcliff’s first with OUP,  in 1950. The cover, unlike the book, is not exciting – but it reflects the generic design for Random’s print-on-demand editions. The important point is that the book can be acquired for another generation of readers.

Cover on demand RS Robin Hood

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Year 5 in Hannah School in Örebro in Sweden use the web to post homework and assignments. Max has been reading Rosemary Sutcliff’s Chronicles of Robin Hood.   (more…)

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The Chronicles of Robin Hood by Rosemary Sutcliff (Dutch copy)Rosemary Sutcliff’s ‘De roemruchte daden van Robin Hood’ (The Chronicles of Robin Hood) – a retelling of the story of Robin Hood – was awarded a Zilveren Griffel book award in 1971 in Holland. This is a Childrens/Young Adult book award. Anita Meulstee from the Netherlands, on Library Thing, alerted me (more…)

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