Rosemary Sutcliff


Born: East Clandon, Surrey, England, UK


Rosemary Sutcliff CBE (14 December 1920 – 23 July 1992) was an English novelist best known for childrens books, especially historical fiction and retellings of myths and legends. Although she was primarily a childrens 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 childrens writer Sutcliff was a runner-up for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1974.

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