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The Eagle of The Ninth

Rosemary Sutcliff

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Celebrates the 50th anniversary of the remarkable book written by one of the most highly respected authors of children's literature, Rosemary Sutcliff.
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"a tribute to our better natures"

The Guardian

The Eagle of The Ninth A01 By (author) N Rosemary Sutcliff 198 130 23 249 BC Paperback / softback 304 Oxford University Press Oxford University Press Oxford United Kingdom YFT Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage) 5AK Interest age: from c 9 years 1.3 YFT Children's / Teenage fiction: Historical fiction 5AK Interest age: from c 9 years Celebrates the 50th anniversary of the remarkable book written by one of the most highly respected authors of children's literature, Rosemary Sutcliff. The Ninth Legion marched into the mists of northern Britain - and they were never seen again. Four thousand men disappeared and their eagle standard was lost. It's a mystery that's never been solved, until now . . . Marcus has to find out what happened to his father, who led the legion. So he sets out into the unknown, on a quest so dangerous that nobody expects him to return. The Eagle of the Ninth is heralded as one of the most outstanding children's books of the twentieth century and has sold over a million copies worldwide. Rosemary Sutcliff writes with such passion and attention to detail that Roman Britain is instantly brought to life and stays with the reader long after the last page has been turned. The book is also now the subject of a major film. Great stuff that should not be forgotten! * Amie Thomson, Big Issue in Scotland * 'A beautifully written and exciting tale of a young man's mission to save the reputation of his dead father' * Simon Scarrow, Big Issue * 'These tales of Roman Britain have yet to be surpassed for their non-patronising prose and adult dangers. Sutcliff makes Classics and archaeology uniquely thrilling for children.' * Amanda Craig, The Times * 'Decades later, I can still hear echoes of The Eagle of the Ninth in my head : the chink of mail, the tired beat of the legionaries' feet.' * The Independent * Rosemary Sutcliff has written many historical novels for children. The third in the Eagle of the Ninth trilogy about Roman Britain, 'The Lantern Bearers', won the Carnegie Medal. Rosemary Sutcliff received an OBE in 1975 and in 1993, the year after her death, was awarded the CBE. 07102004 02 RRP including tax GB GBP 8.99 0.00 8.99 This price includes a tax element GB 20 Available 40 BERT BKSPD GARD Y The Ninth Legion marched into the mists of northern Britain - and they were never seen again. Four thousand men disappeared and their eagle standard was lost. It's a mystery that's never been solved, until now . . . Marcus has to find out what happened to his father, who led the legion. So he sets out into the unknown, on a quest so dangerous that nobody expects him to return. The Eagle of the Ninth is heralded as one of the most outstanding children's books of the twentieth century and has sold over a million copies worldwide. Rosemary Sutcliff writes with such passion and attention to detail that Roman Britain is instantly brought to life and stays with the reader long after the last page has been turned. The book is also now the subject of a major film.
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Book publisherOxford University Press
Publication date7 Oct 2004
FormatPaperback
Pages304
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