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  Rosemary Sutcliff - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rosemary didn't learn to read until she was 10, and left school at fourteen to enter the Bideford Art School, which she attended for three years, graduating from the General Art Course.
Rosemary lived the majority of her adult life in in Arundel, Sussex with her dogs, and in 1975 was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her contributions to Children's Literature.
Blogsite of Anthony Lawton, Rosemary Sutcliff's godchild and literary executor
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 Rosemary Sutcliff author page
Rosemary Sutcliff's books are well-researched, and she paints a vivid picture of the time period covered.
Rosemary Sutcliff once said that she wrote "for children of all ages, from nine to ninety." The main reason the books lean toward young adult readers is the youthfulness of the main characters; most begin their story in their adolescent years.
The Lantern Bearers by Rosemary Sutcliff - It is A.D.450.
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 Rosemary - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Rosemary is native to the Mediterranean region and is widely cultivated in dry...
Sutcliff, Rosemary (1920-1992), British historical novelist and writer for children.
Sutcliff was born in Surrey, but spent her first ten years...
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Concludes that Sutcliff's characters demonstrate values important to Western contemporary society and that the complexity of the val ues underscores the complexity of character development achieved by Sutcliff.
Sees in both Sutcliff and Kipling a common theme: the "conflict of duty and inclination," but where "Kipling is detached and objec tive, she is involved and subjective." A2359 YOUNG, CAROL C. "Good-bye to Camelot." English Journal 74 (February 1985):54-58.
Examines Rosemary Sutcliff's "jarringly different version of the Arthurian adventures," as presented in The Sword and the Circle, in the context of American traditions and beliefs regarding Camelot.
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 USM de Grummond Collection - ROSEMARY SUTCLIFF PAPERS
Material was donated by Rosemary Sutcliff in 1966.
Rosemary Sutcliff was born in East Clanden, Surrey, England in 1920, and died in 1992.
Sutcliff has said that half the fun of writing a book is the research.
www.lib.usm.edu /~degrum/html/research/findaids/sutcliff.htm   (435 words)

 eBay - rosemary sutcliff, Antiquarian Collectible, Books, Manuscripts items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Rosemary Sutcliff-The Eagle of the Ninth 1963 DW
Rosemary Sutcliff - Eagle of the Ninth PB 9th
The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff (1993)
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 Death of the Corn King: King and Goddess in Rosemary Sutcliff's Historical Fiction for Young Adults. - book reviews ...
That Sutcliff, an imaginative writer, should have used Frazer and Graves is one thing; that Talcroft, as literary critic, seems unable to get beyond these constructs has implications for the direction of this study.
Talcroft notes the frequency of Sutcliff's use of these themes in Celtic settings and ascribes it to the fact that primitive beliefs persisted longer in Celtic societies where they were not touched by Roman civilisation.
As an analysis of Rosemary Sutcliff's work, this study demonstrates how, through the use of these romantic mythic themes, Sutcliff creates a world in which history forms a continuous thread from ancient past to an unknown future.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2386/is_v108/ai_20438271   (814 words)

 Rosemary Sutcliff, Roman Britain historical novels
Marcus' father was a centurion in the Ninth, and this mission is an opportunity to regain his father's honor by recovering the lost eagle, the legion's standard.
Rosemary Sutcliff's Roman Britain series is historical fiction at its best -- excellent historical details, interesting characters, compelling stories, and a seamless blend of fiction with history.
Sutcliff successfully brings the struggle between Rome and the barbarians to life, covering the back-and-forth battle under changing circumstances and across the centuries.
www.greenmanreview.com /book/book_sutcliff_romanbritain.html   (1677 words)

 The Lantern Bearers (Sutcliff novel) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This article is about the book by Rosemary Sutcliff.
The Lantern Bearers is a historical adventure novel for children written by Rosemary Sutcliff and published in 1959, with illustrations by Charles Keeping.
Set in Roman Britain in the 400s, it is the story of a British Roman's life after the final withdrawal of Roman troops from Britain.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Lantern_Bearers_(Sutcliff_novel)   (257 words)

 Rosemary Sutcliff, Sword at Sunset
Sutcliff was the first author to take the story of Arthur and strip it down to create a novel as rooted as possible in the history of the time.
Sutcliff strips away the fantastical elements and late encrustrations to provide the essence of the story of Arthur.
Sutcliff's careful and detailed research, as well as her habit of writing three full longhand drafts before sending a novel to her editor, provides the texture and depth to make early medieval warfare come alive.
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 The SF Site Featured Review: The Lantern Bearers
At 14, Rosemary Sutcliff attended the Bideford Art School where she specialized in the painting of miniatures.
Sutcliff's style, pacing, and characterization are head and shoulders above much of what passes for young adult fiction these days.
The Arthurian theme was one of Sutcliff's favorites: she produced several young adult books on the subject, as well as a beautiful adult novel, Sword at Sunset, to my mind one of the best ever written in this genre.
www.sfsite.com /12a/lan22.htm   (768 words)

 Rosemary Sutcliff
Rosemary Sutcliff was born in December 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.
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.
www.fantasticfiction.co.uk /s/rosemary-sutcliff   (176 words)

 TomFolio.com: by Rosemary Sutcliff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Rosemary Sutcliff, Illustrated by Shirley Felts The Light Beyond the Forest Publisher: New York: Dutton, 1980.
Sutcliff, Rosemary, Illustrated by: Lee, Alan The Wanderings of Odysseus : The Story of the Odyssey Publisher: Delacorte Press New York, NY 1996.
Sutcliff, Rosemary, Illustrated by: Hodges, C. Walter The Eagle of the Ninth Publisher: Henry Z. Walck, Inc 1954.
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 sandlund.net: Rosemary Suitcliff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Rosemary Sutcliff has been characterised as "the finest writer of children's historical fiction", and I have read nothing to make me disagree with whoever said that.
Her first children's book was published in 1950, she has also written a couple of novels intended for adults, but even the children's books can be enjoyed by all age groups.
In 1959 she was awarded the Carnegie Medal for The Lantern Bearers, and she received an OBE in 1975.
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 The Lantern Bearers--Rosemary Sutcliff
I discovered Rosemary Sutcliff in my early teens, and she quickly became one of my favorite authors.
Sutcliff possesses a unique gift for character and description, evoking a sense of place and person so intense that the reader can almost see her characters and the world in which they move.
But the Sutcliff's Arthur is rooted as much in history as in myth--not just the tragic king of Le Morte d’Arthur or the heroic/magical figure of traditional Arthurian fantasy, but a man who might actually have existed, heir both to the memory of Rome and to the last great flowering of Celtic power in Britain.
www.sff.net /people/victoriastrauss/ReviewLantern.html   (583 words)

 Oxford | Education | Rosemary Sutcliff
Rosemary Sutcliff was born in Surrey, the daughter of a naval officer.
At the age of two she contracted the progressively wasting Still's disease, and hence spent most of her life in a wheelchair.
Rosemary Sutcliff received an OBE in the 1975 Birthday Honours List.
www.oup.com /oxed/children/authors/sutcliff   (172 words)

 Amazon.ca: The Wanderings of Odysseus: Books: Rosemary Sutcliff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Sutcliff creates an intimate portrait of a man whose greatest desire is to return to his wife and home, despite great temptations.
Sutcliff's narrative style is not as taut as in Black Ships, but in the best parts, she fuses epic grandeur with a direct simplicity that will bring the universal story home.
Sutcliff breaks up the scenes into manageable bits, which are beautifully illustrated.
www.amazon.ca /Wanderings-Odysseus-Rosemary-Sutcliff/dp/0385909349   (929 words)

 Books by Rosemary Sutcliff available from RC History
Rosemary Sutcliff makes such extraordinary stories as those of the Trojan horse, of Aphrodite and the golden apple, and of the fearsome warrior women, the Amazons, accessible to contemporary young people.
Rosemary Sutcliff's vivid transformation brings Homer's Odyssey to life for a new generation.
While simplified, the story is never "dumbed down," making it an excellent introduction to Greek mythology for readers of all ages.
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 Amazon.com: Tristan and Iseult (Sunburst Book): Books: Rosemary Sutcliff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Sword and the Circle: King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table (King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table) by Rosemary Sutcliff
Sutcliff retains the original Celtic flavor in her stylish tale of this legendary couple.
Sutcliff has done the same by simplifying and shortening and leaving out the love potion aas the explanation of why Tristan and Iseult fall in love.
www.amazon.com /Tristan-Iseult-Sunburst-Rosemary-Sutcliff/dp/0374479828   (1353 words)

 Books at Random House of Canada - Author Spotlight: Rosemary Sutcliff
This saga of the Irish Celts is re-told by Rosemary Sutcliff with a magical weaving together of passion and poetry.
Set more than a thousand years ago, in a shifting time when enchanted beasts, strange creatures, and the Fairy Kind still flickered in and out of the lives of men, the ancient stories of Finn MacCool and the Fianna shimmer with magic.
This thrilling re-telling of the Anglo-Saxon legend recounts Beowulf’s most terrifying quests: against Grendel the man-wolf, against the hideous sea-hag and, most courageous of all – his fight to the death with the monstrous fire-drake.
www.randomhouse.ca /catalog/author.pperl?authorid=30311   (299 words)

 Term Paper on "The Chiefs Daughter" by Rosemary Sutcliff
While reading the "The Chiefs Daughter" by Rosemary Sutcliff I came across a very surprising event.
In this selection, a young Indian girl meets an Irish prisoner and when a stream that brings many important resources to the tribe, begins to dry up, their relationship is put on the line.
Whether it is giving a softer side to the powerful chief or it's symbolizing how to live your life, we'll never know, but we can think of the possibilities instead of skipping through it, as if it doesn't even make a difference.
www.swiftpapers.com /essay/The_Chiefs_Daughter_by_Rosem-156696.html   (199 words)

 Amazon.com: Dragon Slayer: Books: Rosemary SUTCLIFF   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Road to Camlann: The Death of King Arthur by Rosemary Sutcliff
Sutcliff has again blowen the dust from the stories which have lain dormant on library shelves for so long and made them come alive.
Sutcliff allows feelings of sadness, trust, and loyalty to seep through the pages of the old story and into her hero's heart.
www.amazon.com /Dragon-Slayer-Rosemary-SUTCLIFF/dp/0140302549   (500 words)

As I describe in the Afterword, I interviewed Rosemary Sutcliff for the periodical Avalon to Camelot back in 1986.
I had intended to visit Sutcliff again to update and expand the interview.
We shall all miss her, for she too was one of a shining company, the storytellers who are Taliesin's successors.
www.lib.rochester.edu /camelot/intrvws/sutcliff.htm   (2874 words)

 Sutcliff Books - Signed, used, new, out-of-print
A retelling of the adventures of King Arthur's knights, Sir Lancelot, Sir Galahad, Sir Bors, and Sir Percival, as they search for the Holy Grail.
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 for unintentionally killing a man, who takes up a new life as a mercenary.
Sutcliff's dramatic retelling of the Greek classic is a book that should be apart of every childhood.
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 Boudica - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rochester asks Jane if the wedding carriage will be suitable to make the future Lady Rochester look like Queen Boadicea.
Boudica has inspired several novels: examples include Rosemary Sutcliff's 1978 historical novel for children, Song for a Dark Queen, and Manda Scott's series of novels, Dreaming the Eagle, Dreaming the Bull, Dreaming the Hound and Dreaming the Serpent Spear.
Joyce Doré wrote Hemlock, (ISBN 1-898030-19-7), a fictional account of the life of Boudica published in 2002, in which Boudica and her two daughters are taken to Rome, before Nero, who makes her drink hemlock.
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Examines Pigsleg and A Curious Place in detail.
Both books involve career girls who solve mysteries on the job.
Wells discusses her background and her work in this brief inter view, particularly the origins of her board books for very young children.
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 Rosemary Sutcliff : Teacher Resource File
Internet School Library Media Center (ISLMC) Rosemary Sutcliff page.
Sutcliff as "...not only the finest writer of historical fiction for
[Note: Sutcliff received the Carnegie Medal in 1959 for The Lantern
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 Rosemary Sutcliff Message Board
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What sort of novel should Sutcliff write/have written next?
What was your favorite scene in Rosemary Sutcliff's books?
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 Blue Remembered Hills: A Recollection - Rosemary Sutcliff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Blue Remembered Hills: A Recollection - Rosemary Sutcliff
Blue Remembered Hills: A Recollection by Rosemary Sutcliff
Note: Cover may not represent actual copy or condition available
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