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  • The Eagleby Rosemary Sutcliff

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2011; US$ 10.99

    In a.d. 125, a young Roman centurion must recover the infamous Ninth Legion's missing symbol of honor, the eagle standard. "An unusual blend of stirring action and poetic symbolism. Authentic in background, skillful in plot, and perceptive in characterization." -- Booklist more...

  • The Lantern Bearersby Rosemary Sutcliff

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2011; US$ 10.99

    Threatened by a tide of invaders, the last of the Roman Auxiliaries are to leave Britain forever. But Aquila, a young legionnaire, chooses to stay behind, in order to join the fight to save his native land. "A spellbinding historical adventure." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books The Lantern Bearers is the 1959 winner of the Carnegie... more...

  • The Silver Branchby Rosemary Sutcliff

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2011; US$ 10.99

    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. " Superb...Enthusiastically recommended." -- The Horn Book more...

  • The King Arthur Trilogyby Rosemary Sutcliff

    Random House 2013; US$ 14.38

    ?Traitor! Now is your death-time upon you!? You may think you know all about King Arthur, the young boy who plucked the sword from the stone. You?ve probably heard stories about Merlin's magic powers and the Knights of the round table?these are the stories we learn at school. But they are just the beginning. Here are tales of human sacrifice,... more...

  • Brother Dusty Feetby Rosemary Sutcliff

    RHCP 2012; US$ 6.38

    Along with his faithful dog Argos, eleven-year-old Hugh Copplestone decides to leave his Aunt and Uncle's house after one beating too many, and heads for Oxford to seek his fortune. When he meets a group of strolling players along the way, Hugh joins them, becoming part of their acting troupe. A new life meeting jugglers, puppet players, quack doctors... more...

  • The Hound Of Ulsterby Rosemary Sutcliff

    RHCP 2013; US$ 11.18

    The boy who takes up the spear and shield of Manhood on this day will become the most renowned of all the warriors of Ireland, men will follow at his call to the world's end, and his enemies will shudder at the thunder of his chariot wheels. So the ancient prophecy went, and as the boy Cuchulain heard it, he went forward to claim the weapons of... more...

  • Beowulf: Dragonslayerby Rosemary Sutcliff

    RHCP 2013; US$ 6.38

    Grendel prowled in, hating all men and all joy and hungry for human life. So swift was his attack that no man heard an outcry; but when the dawn came, thirty of Hothgar's best and noblest thanes were missing. Only Beowulf, foremost among warriors, has the strength and courage to battle with Grendel the Night-stalker. In this thrilling re-telling... more...

  • The High Deeds Of Finn MacCoolby Rosemary Sutcliff

    RHCP 2013; US$ 6.38

    Set more than a thousand years ago in the soft green hills of Ireland, in a shifting time when enchanted creatures and the Fairy Kind still flickered in and out of the lives of men, the ancient stories of Finn MacCool and the brotherhood of the Fianna shimmer with magic. Here Rosemary Sutcliff breathes new life into adventures of these Irish heroes... more...

  • Eagle's Honourby Rosemary Sutcliff

    RHCP 2013; US$ 6.38

    Second-century Roman Britain is the setting for epic battle, high drama, bravery and romance in these two stories for young readers. A Circlet of Oak Leaves gradually reveals the mystery behind humble horse-breeder Araco's award for outstanding bravery, and Eagle's Egg follows the story of Quintus, a young standard-bearer, determined to be promoted... more...

  • The Shining Companyby Rosemary Sutcliff

    RHCP 2013; US$ 6.38

    'I saw riders with black eyesockets in glimmering mail where their faces should have been, grey wolfskins catching a bloom of light from the mist and the moon; a shining company indeed, not quite mortal-seeming.' Many years after King Arthur defeated the Saxons, the tribes of Britain are again threatened by invaders. Prosper and his loyal bondsman,... more...