The Silver Branch
By Rosemary Sutcliff
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Violence and unrest are sweeping through Roman Britain. Justin and Flavius find themselves caught up in the middle of it all when they discover a plot to overthrow the Emperor. In
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The Silver Branch
9780192732699
4 September 2014
EPUB
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325.8 KB
9-12 years (9-12)
EN

Author Biography

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. Although an avid reader, Rosemary made little progress with formal studies. She left school at the age of fourteen to attend art school in Bideford, where she specialized in miniature painting. Her first children's book was published in 1950, and from then on she devoted her time and talents to the writing of children's historical novels, which have placed her name high in the field of contemporary children's literature. Many of her books are set in Roman Britain, a period which particularly interested her. The third in The Eagle of the Ninth trilogy, The Lantern Bearers, was awarded the 1959 Carnegie Medal. In her lifetime, Rosemary Sutcliff was awarded the OBE and the CBE. Sadly, she died in 1992 at the age of 72.