The Eagle of the Ninth Chronicles
By Rosemary Sutcliff
(0/5) Clear
loading... Loading...
The Eagle of the Ninth, The Silver Branch and The Lantern Bearers are recognized as being three of the best novels about Roman Britain written for children. Written by Rosemary
View more
Interest Age
Children / Young Adults
Get the ePlatform app for iOS or Android. The quickest and easiest way to borrow and read eBooks and Audioboooks.

Additional Details

The Eagle of the Ninth Chronicles
9780192733054
4 September 2014
EPUB
  • Web browser / App
  • Adobe Digital Editions
Not specified
1.06 MB
Children / Young Adults (9-13)
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.