Search Results: "Rosemary Sutcliff"


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BONNIE DUNDEE by Rosemary Sutcliff
Released: June 11, 1984

"So, with additional texture from Darklis' part-gypsy heritage and the authentic details on period-painting, this is rich, tough-minded, warm-hearted historical fiction on the very highest level: an invigorating blend of action, color, and romance."
"Bonnie Dundee" was John Graham of Claverhouse (1648-1689), the Scottish soldier who led the first Jacobite uprising, known to his enemies (the fanatic Protestant "Covenanters") as "Bloody Claver'se." Read full book review >

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THE HOUND OF ULSTER by Rosemary Sutcliff
Released: Feb. 29, 1964

"More for the librarian's background than for the children themselves."
One of England's finest authors turns her hand to a re-telling of the Cuchulain Saga with less success than in any previous work. Read full book review >

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THE SHINING COMPANY by Rosemary Sutcliff
Released: June 22, 1990

"A splendid achievement."
Around A.D. 600, King Mynyddog gathered 300 warriors for a year's training in what is now Edinburgh, then sent them to fight the Anglo-Saxon settlers to the south. Read full book review >

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THE EAGLE OF THE NINTH by Rosemary Sutcliff
Released: June 15, 1954

"Maturely conceived, grounded in scholarship."
A fresh background this, and one that is its own reward in an unusual story of Britain under Roman suzerainty. Read full book review >

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SWORD AT SUNSET by Rosemary Sutcliff
Released: May 13, 1963

"This will be a Literary Guild Selection for June which will provide a springboard for perhaps more of a popular market than this particular version of the Arthurian legend might spark on its own."
The Arthurian legend has taken on the dimensions of a cult, intensified by the popular success of The Once and Future King and its musical version in Camelot. Read full book review >

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SONG FOR A DARK QUEEN by Rosemary Sutcliff
Released: March 1, 1979

"A stirring, quietly eloquent miniature for young people just dipping their toes in these dark and turbulent waters."
If Boudicca's tribe was a matriarchy and she was Queen in her own right, then her vengeance on the Romans for assaulting her person and raping her daughters takes on a different aspect, at once grander and more human. Read full book review >

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A LITTLE DOG LIKE YOU by Rosemary Sutcliff
Released: Aug. 1, 1990

"A well-wrought charmer."
After Pippin, a beloved Chihuahua, dies, he begs St. Read full book review >

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BLOOD AND SAND by Rosemary Sutcliff
Released: Nov. 15, 1989

Author of several excellent high-action period juveniles for older readers, Sutcliffe applies her straight-arrow narration and uncluttered staging to a fictionalized version of the true story of a Scottish gunner and swordsman—who was taken prisoner by the Turks in 1807 and later became Emir of the holy city of Medina. Read full book review >

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LADY IN WAITING by Rosemary Sutcliff
Released: April 4, 1957

"A first adult novel by one who has hitherto written for children follows history as competently as it does its characters."
..... was Sir Walter Raleigh's wife, Bess Throckmorton, who shared her husband with his "bright, devouring dream" and whose waiting, lonesomeness, and love was a shield against his many desperate hours. Read full book review >

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Released: May 18, 1972

"Each offers a sharp if fleeting glimpse of a different culture, but it is the reality of the settings and not the unremarkable plots that must sustain Ms. Sutcliff's considerable reputation."
Three of Rosemary Sutcliff's carefully crafted recreations of ancient times, generally less compelling than her full-length works though they exemplify the same seemingly effortless blend of story and setting. Read full book review >

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KNIGHT'S FEE by Rosemary Sutcliff
Released: Sept. 21, 1960

"Set against a period of history which was both vital and exciting, Knight's Fee, by the author of The Lantern Bearers, provides the reader not only with a moving story but with a picture of the beginnings of what now is modern England and France."
Randal, the dog-boy, through the whim of a jester becomes companion to a young English noble. Read full book review >

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THE FLOWERS OF ADONIS by Rosemary Sutcliff
Released: Feb. 12, 1969

"Highly satisfactory."
Miss Sutcliff has produced Sword at Sunset as well as a number of fine, careful juveniles and this historical novel, based on the career of Alcibiades (here spelled with a "k"), a fifth century B.C. statesman and general, again evidences the same breadth of scholarship, efficiency of style plus a certain mature urgency. Read full book review >