(1920 - 1992)
Rosemary Sutcliff CBE (14 December 1920 – 23 July 1992) was a British novelist best known for children’s books, especially historical fiction and retellings of myths and legends.
Although she was primarily a children’s author, the quality and depth of her writing also appeals to adults. In a 1986 interview she said, “I would claim that my books are for children of all ages, from nine to ninety.”
Some of her novels were specifically written for adults. For her contribution as a children’s writer Sutcliff was a runner-up for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1974.
The Armourer’s House (1951)
When her grandmother dies, Tamsyn is sent to London. There, she meets a strange old Wise Woman.
The Chronicles of Robin Hood (1950)
The Robin Hood legends as interpreted by a young Rosemary Sutcliff.
The Eleanor Farjeon Book (1966)
A collection of short stories published in celebration of the life and work of Eleanor Farjeon. Contains the first version of ‘Poor Stainless’ by Mary Norton.