Rosemary Sutcliff

Rosemary Sutcliff (1920-1992) wrote dozens of books for young readers, including her award-winning Roman Britain trilogy, The Eagle of the Ninth, The Silver Branch, and The Lantern Bearers, which won the Carnegie Medal. The Eagle of the Ninth is now a major motion picture, The Eagle, directed by Kevin MacDonald and starring Channing Tatum. Born in Surrey, Sutcliff spent her childhood in Malta and on various other naval bases where her father was stationed. At a young age, she contracted Still’s Disease, which confined her to a wheelchair for most of her life. Shortly before her death, she was named Commander of the British Empire (CBE) one of Britain's most prestigious honors. She died in West Sussex, England, in 1992.


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The Eagle
The Roman Britain Trilogy
Rosemary Sutcliff
Square Fish

The bestselling classic is now a Major Motion Picture from Focus Features


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The Silver Branch
The Roman Britain Trilogy
Rosemary Sutcliff
Square Fish

More than a century after The Eagle of the Ninth leaves off, two cousins join the Roman side in the fight against a tyrannical British emperor....


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The Lantern Bearers
The Roman Britain Trilogy
Rosemary Sutcliff
Square Fish

The barbarians are coming! The Lantern Bearers is the 1959 winner of the Carnegie Medal in Literature.


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Sword Song

Rosemary Sutcliff
Sunburst Paperbacks

Discovered among Rosemary Sutcliff 's papers after her death in 1992, Sword Song is the swashbuckling epic of a young Viking swordsman, banished from his home...


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Outcast

Rosemary Sutcliff; Illustrated by Richard Kennedy
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When a Roman ship is wrecked off the coast of Britain, an infant, Beric, is the only survivor. He is rescued by a British tribe who raise him as their own...


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Warrior Scarlet

Rosemary Sutcliff
Sunburst Paperbacks

In Bronze Age Britain, young Drem must overcome his disability-a withered arm-if he is to prove his manhood and become a warrior.


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The Shining Company

Rosemary Sutcliff
Sunburst Paperbacks

Life is secure and peaceful for young Prosper, second son of Gerontius, until the day Prince Gorthyn arrives with his hunting party. Prosper's unusual daring...


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Tristan and Iseult

Rosemary Sutcliff
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Tristan defeats Ireland's greatest warrior and gains the friendship of his uncle, the King of Cornwall, who entrusts him with a very special mission: to sail...


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