Rosemary Sutcliff

Rosemary Sutcliff

  • 5 stars across 44 books
Rosemary Sutcliff was born in 1920 in West Clanden, Surrey. With over 40 books to her credit, Rosemary Sutcliff is now universally considered one of the finest writers of historical novels for children. Her first novel, The Queen Elizabeth Story was published in 1950. In 1972 her book Tristan and Iseult was runner-up for the Carnegie Medal. In 1974 she was highly commended for the Hans Christian Andersen Award and in 1978 her book, Song for a Dark Queen was commended for the Other Award. Rosemary lived for a long time in Arundel, Sussex with her dogs and in 1975, she was awarded the OBE for services to Children's Literature. Unfortunately Rosemary passed away in July 1992 and will be much missed by her many fans.
15th July 2013

The Hound Of Ulster

The boy who takes up the spear and shield of Manhood on this day will become the most renowned of all the warriors of Ir... MoreThe Hound Of Ulster

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15th July 2013

Beowulf: Dragonslayer

Grendel prowled in, hating all men and all joy and hungry for human life. So swift was his attack that no man heard an o... MoreBeowulf: Dragonslayer

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7th October 1999

The King Arthur Trilogy

The legends of King Arthur and his knights have passed down through the generations since medieval times. In this spellb... MoreThe King Arthur Trilogy

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1st October 2006

The Eagle of the Ninth

This is a story set in Roman Britain. Marcus Flavius Aquila, a young centurion is forced into retirement after a wound i... MoreThe Eagle of the Ninth

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1st October 2015

The Iliad

Gillian Cross's brilliant retelling and Neil Packer's glorious illustrations bring to life Homer's Iliad, one of the gre... MoreThe Iliad

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14th November 2008

The Wanderings of Odysseus: The Story of the Odyssey

Frances Lincoln is proud to reintroduce Rosemary Sutcliff's The Wanderings of Odysseus, now in an exciting new format. ... MoreThe Wanderings of Odysseus: The Story of the Odyssey

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25th October 2016

Warrior

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4th April 2013

Dawn Wind

The boy lay in the silence of the great battlefield, gazing at his own hand spread on the ground beside him. The hand mo... MoreDawn Wind

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2nd July 2015

The Sword and the Circle

Rooted in folklore, medieval ideals of chivalry, and the last gallant struggles of the British against the Saxon invader... MoreThe Sword and the Circle

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15th July 2014

The Odyssey

Rosemary Sutcliff has transformed Homer's epic poem The Odyssey into an enthralling traveller's tale. Paired with stunni... MoreThe Odyssey

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