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The Eagle

The Roman Britain Trilogy (Volume 1)

Rosemary Sutcliff

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

In a.d. 125, a young Roman centurion must recover the infamous Ninth Legion's missing symbol of honor, the eagle standard.

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I Frontier Fort

From the Fosseway westward to Isca Dumnoniorum the road was simply a British trackway, broadened and roughly metalled, strengthened by corduroys of logs in the softest places, but otherwise unchanged from its old estate, as it wound among the hills, thrusting farther and farther into the wilderness.

It was a busy road and saw many travellers: traders with bronze weapons and raw yellow amber in their ponies’ packs; country folk driving shaggy cattle or lean pigs from village to village; sometimes a band of tawny-haired tribesmen from farther west; strolling harpers

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"An unusual blend of stirring action and poetic symbolism. Authentic in background, skillful in plot, and perceptive in characterization." --Booklist

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Rosemary Sutcliff

  • ROSEMARY SUTCLIFF is the author of 50 historical novels for children. The third book in the Roman Britain trilogy, The Lantern Bearers, won the Carnegie Medal in 1959, and Tristan and Iseult was a runner up in 1972. She also won the first Phoenix Award in 1985 for The Mark of the Horse Lord and the most recent in 2010 for The Shining Company. Rosemary Sutcliff received an OBE (Officer of the British Empire) for services to Children’s Literature in 1975 and in 1993, the year after her death, was promoted to CBE (Commander of the British Empire).
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The Eagle

The Roman Britain Trilogy

Rosemary Sutcliff

American Library Association Notable Children's Books
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