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Rosemary Sutcliff (1920–1992)

Teoksen The Eagle of the Ninth tekijä

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Rosemary Sutcliff was on born December 14, 1920 in East Clandon in Surrey, England. As a child she had Still's Disease, a form of juvenile arthritis. The effect of this led to many stays in hospital for painful remedial operations. She ended her formal education at fourteen, and went to Bideford näytä lisää Art School. She passed the City and Guilds examination and worked as a painter of miniatures. She felt cramped by the small canvas of miniature painting and turned to writing. Her first two books, The Chronicles of Robin Hood and The Queen Elizabeth Story, were published in 1950. Her other works included The Eagle of the Ninth, The Silver Branch, Sword Song, and the autobiography Blue Remembered Hills. She won the annual Carnegie Medal from the Library Association for The Lantern Bearers in 1959 and the annual Horn Book Award for Tristan and Iseult in 1971. She won inaugural Phoenix Award in 1985 for The Mark of the Horse Lord and again in 2010 for The Shining Company. In 1975, she was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to children's literature, and was promoted to be a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1992. She died on July 23, 1992. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän


Tekijän teokset

The Eagle of the Ninth (1954) 3,196 kappaletta
The Silver Branch (1957) 1,330 kappaletta
The Lantern Bearers (1959) 1,319 kappaletta
The Wanderings of Odysseus (1995) 1,111 kappaletta
Sword at Sunset (1963) 827 kappaletta
The Shining Company (1990) 777 kappaletta
Outcast (1955) 598 kappaletta
Beowulf: Dragonslayer (1961) 491 kappaletta
Warrior Scarlet (1958) 443 kappaletta
The Mark of the Horse Lord (1965) 403 kappaletta
Tristan and Iseult (1971) 396 kappaletta
Knight's Fee (1960) 329 kappaletta
Sword Song (1997) 311 kappaletta
Dawn Wind (1961) 297 kappaletta
Frontier Wolf (1980) 286 kappaletta
Arthur-kuninkaan tarinoita (1999) 268 kappaletta
The Shield Ring (1956) — Tekijä — 255 kappaletta
The High Deeds of Finn MacCool (1967) 221 kappaletta
Song for a Dark Queen (1978) 213 kappaletta
Blood Feud (1976) 188 kappaletta
The Witch's Brat (1970) 186 kappaletta
Blue Remembered Hills (1983) 181 kappaletta
The Hound of Ulster (1963) 178 kappaletta
The Armourer's House (1951) 177 kappaletta
Flame-Colored Taffeta (1986) 165 kappaletta
Sun Horse, Moon Horse (1977) 152 kappaletta
The Minstrel and the Dragon Pup (1993) 146 kappaletta
The Chronicles of Robin Hood (1950) 146 kappaletta
Bonnie Dundee (1983) 143 kappaletta
The Capricorn Bracelet (1973) 142 kappaletta
The Flowers of Adonis (1969) 125 kappaletta
Brother Dusty-Feet (1952) 123 kappaletta
The Rider of the White Horse (1959) 107 kappaletta
Lady in Waiting (1957) 98 kappaletta
Simon (1953) 93 kappaletta
Blood and Sand (1989) 78 kappaletta
The Queen Elizabeth Story (1950) 54 kappaletta
A Circlet of Oak Leaves (1965) 36 kappaletta
Eagle's Egg (1981) 30 kappaletta
The Chief's Daughter (1967) 28 kappaletta
Is Anyone There? (1978) — Toimittaja — 27 kappaletta
Chess-Dream in a Garden (1993) 27 kappaletta
Heroes and History (1965) 25 kappaletta
A Little Dog Like You (1987) 25 kappaletta
Eagle's Honour (1995) 25 kappaletta
The Changeling (1974) 18 kappaletta
Rudyard Kipling (Walck monograph) (1960) 16 kappaletta
Shifting Sands (1977) — Tekijä — 12 kappaletta
We Lived in Drumfyvie (1975) 10 kappaletta
Houses and History (1960) 10 kappaletta
De spelen van Olympia (1972) 7 kappaletta
Little Hound Found (1989) 5 kappaletta
Alcestis / Beowulf (1967) 4 kappaletta
A Saxon Settler (1965) 3 kappaletta
The Bridge Builders (1959) 3 kappaletta
Blutfehde 1 kappale
Flowering Dagger 1 kappale

Associated Works

The Mammoth Book of Arthurian Legends (1998) — Avustaja — 196 kappaletta
Kotka (2001) — Original novel — 132 kappaletta
Adventure Stories (1988) — Avustaja — 82 kappaletta
The House of the Nightmare and Other Eerie Tales (1967) — Avustaja — 47 kappaletta
Stories for Tens and Over (1976) — Avustaja — 35 kappaletta
The Dream Time (1967) — Jälkisanat, eräät painokset; Postscript, eräät painokset33 kappaletta
The Thorny Paradise: Writers on Writing for Children (1975) — Avustaja — 15 kappaletta
Hundreds and Hundreds (1984) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
Tales of Magic and Enchantment (1966) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
The Real Thing: Seven Stories About Love (1979) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
Miscellany One (1964) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
Galaxy (1970) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
Thrilling Stories from the Past for Boys (1970) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta

Merkitty avainsanalla


West Sussex
East Clandon, Surrey, England, UK
Chichester, West Sussex, England, UK
Arundel, Sussex, England, UK
Surrey, England, UK
London, England, UK
Bideford Art School
children's book author
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Order of the British Empire (Officer ∙ 1975)
Order of the British Empire (Commander ∙ 1992)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Rosemary Sutcliff was born in England and spent her childhood in Malta and various other naval bases at which her father, a Royal Navy officer, was stationed. She was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at a young age and used a wheelchair most of her life. She left school at age 14 and entered Bideford Art School, which she attended for three years. She worked as a painter of miniatures and began her published writing career in 1950 with The Chronicles of Robin Hood. Her best-known work, The Eagle of the Ninth, was published in 1954. Although she was considered primarily a children's author, much of her work also appeals to adults. Sutcliff won many awards for her writing, and is published worldwide. She never married.



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Three instances of women that have bare breasts.
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FamiliesUnitedLL | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 11, 2024 |
A wandering minstrel adopts a sweet-natured dragon pup, and his songs flow more easily and more joyful than ever before because he now has something to love. But the companions come to grief when a wicked showman kidnaps the pup to use in his show. Will the minstrel find his friend again?
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PlumfieldCH | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 20, 2024 |
The last of the Roman army have set sail and left Britain forever, abandoning it to civil war and the threat of a Saxon invasion. Aquila, a young Legionnaire, deserted his regiment to stay behind with his family, but his home and all that he loves are destroyed. Years of hardship and fighting follow, and in the end, there is only one thing left in Aquila's life--his thirst for revenge . . .
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PlumfieldCH | 22 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 14, 2024 |
This is one of those stories written for children that's also suitable for adults. This adult liked it, anyway.

Despite the title, this isn’t a supernatural tale. Rather, it’s set when people were superstitious about anyone who’s different to the norm. The ‘witch’ is a wise woman who people are a little afraid of but they seek her help for cures to ailments.

The ‘brat' is the wise woman’s grandson. He’s also humpbacked and lame, which really earns people’s distrust. After his grandmother dies early in the novel, the boy loses his protection and is persecuted.

The plot is set over several years during the first quarter of the twelfth century. Monks and monasteries are the main settings.

I like the first two-thirds of the book much more than the final third when we have a change of scenery. This involves a lot of static description regarding the main character’s journey on foot to London. Once he reaches London, my interest wanes a little. It’s not terrible or boring, but it’s lacking something that’s present earlier in the story.

Overall, though, it’s worth a read.
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PhilSyphe | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 20, 2024 |



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