The High Deeds of Finn MacCool

The High Deeds of Finn MacCool

Rosemary Sutcliff

Fiction / Children's Books / Memoir

Set more than a thousand years ago in the soft green hills of Ireland, in a shifting time when enchanted creatures and the Fairy Kind still flickered in and out of the lives of men, the ancient stories of Finn MacCool and the brotherhood of the Fianna shimmer with magic. Here Rosemary Sutcliff breathes new life into adventures of these Irish heroes and their battles with strange and supernatural beings.
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Simon

Simon

Rosemary Sutcliff

Fiction / Children's Books / Memoir

It had never seemed important during their boyhood that Simon Carey was for Parliament and his friend Amias Hannaford a royalist. But when Civil War breaks out, they find themselves fighting on different sides. Finally the day comes when the friends must put their friendship to the test.
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Lady in Waiting

Lady in Waiting

Rosemary Sutcliff

Fiction / Children's Books / Memoir

Handsome and gifted, Walter Ralegh was a star even in a court of brilliant men ruled by one of the greatest monarchs of all time, Elizabeth I. Ralegh held position and power, and was loved by the Queen, but his dream was to conquer new lands for Elizabeth, to find El Dorado. Bess Throckmorton was one of the Queen's Maids of Honour. Shy and retiring, her dream was to capture the heart of the proud and restless Ralegh, in whose life it seemed she would always come second. But when Elizabeth dies and James I comes to power, Ralegh’s fortunes take a dramatic turn… Once a beloved courtier, he becomes a disgraced prisoner. And his dreams of reaching El Dorado seem to be forever out of reach. Will Bess lose Ralegh to his seemingly unattainable goal? Will Ralegh ever be free to re-take his position in court? Or is he doomed to stay forever out of favour with the new king….? Set against the dramatic backdrop of their times, Sir Walter Ralegh and Bess Throckmorton’s love was passionate and enduring. ‘A sensitive, delightful novel that no woman could fail to enjoy' - THE DAILY TELEGRAPH 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. For her contribution as a children's writer Sutcliff was a runner-up for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1974. Although she was primarily a children's author, some of her novels were specifically written for adults. Her other adult works include ‘The Rider of the White Horse’, ‘Blood & Sand’ and ‘The Flowers of Adonis’. Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent publisher of digital books.
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Eagle's Honour

Eagle's Honour

Rosemary Sutcliff

Fiction / Children's Books / Memoir

Second-century Roman Britain is the setting for epic battle, high drama, bravery and romance in these two stories for young readers. A Circlet of Oak Leaves gradually reveals the mystery behind humble horse-breeder Araco's award for outstanding bravery, and Eagle's Egg follows the story of Quintus, a young standard-bearer, determined to be promoted so that he can marry the girl that he loves.
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Knight's Fee

Knight's Fee

Rosemary Sutcliff

Fiction / Children's Books / Memoir

Hidden behind the battlements on the roof of the gatehouse crouched Randal the dog-boy, watching for the arrival of Hugh Goch, the new Lord of Arundel Castle. As the cavalcade approached the great gateway, a small thing happened; Randal dropped the fig he had been eating on to the nose of Hugh's mettlesome horse. It was this seemingly trivial incident that first set the boy, whose days had been spent among the castle hounds, on the path to a new life; it was the first step in his rise from dog-boy to knight--though the price he had to pay for this final honour was a heavy one.
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HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton

HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton

Rosemary Sutcliff

Fiction / Children's Books / Memoir

'An appraisal of a compelling character who might, at the age of 69 in January 2017, be sworn in as the most powerful woman in the history of the world.' The Times, BOOK OF THE WEEK 'A revealing window into the le Carré-like layers of intrigue that develop when a celebrity politician who is married to another celebrity politician loses to yet another celebrity politician, and goes on to serve the politician who defeated her.' *Washington Post* 'Provides useful context and intelligent analysis . . . pumped full of colorful you-are-there details.' *New York Times* Combining deep reporting and West Wing-esque storytelling, HRC reveals the strategising, machinations and last minute decision-making that have accompanied one of the greatest political comebacks in history.
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The Eagle of the Ninth

The Eagle of the Ninth

Rosemary Sutcliff

Fiction / Children's Books / Memoir

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.
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Sword at Sunset

Sword at Sunset

Rosemary Sutcliff

Fiction / Children's Books / Memoir

This brilliant reconception of the Arthurian epic cuts through the familiar myths and tells the story of the real King Arthur: Artos the Bear, the mighty warrior-king who saved the last lights of Western civilization when the barbarian darkness descended in the fifth century. Artos here comes alive: bold and forceful in battle, warm and generous in friendship, tough in politics, shrewd in the strategy of war - and tender and tragically tormented in love. Out of the braiding of ancient legend, fresh research, soaring imagination and hypnotic narrative skill comes a novel that has richly earned its reputation as a classic.
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The Silver Branch

The Silver Branch

Rosemary Sutcliff

Fiction / Children's Books / Memoir

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 fear for their lives, they gather together a tattered band of men and lead them into the thick of battle, to defend the honor of Rome. But will they be in time to save the Emperor . . .
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Warrior Scarlet

Warrior Scarlet

Rosemary Sutcliff

Fiction / Children's Books / Memoir

Drem longs for the day he will win his Warrior Scarlet. But with a withered spear arm, how will he take part in the ritual Wolf Slaying which will prove his worth as a man of the tribe? With over forty books to her credit, Rosemary Sutcliff is now universally considered one of the finest writers of historical novels for children. Winer of the Carnegie Medal and many other honours, Rosemary was awarded a CBE in 1992 for services to children's literature.
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Blood and Sand

Blood and Sand

Rosemary Sutcliff

Fiction / Children's Books / Memoir

Why on earth, in the Year of Our Lord 1807, was he in Egypt fighting the Turks? Like many a soldier before him and after, Private Thomas Keith of the 78th Highlanders had very little idea of why and his comrades were about to be thrown into battle against superior forces, far away on a foreign field. And later, lying wounded and a prisoner in a village headman’s house, one of a pitiful handful of survivors, he could have had no idea at all that he was at the start of an extraordinary series of adventures that would see him rise to become Emir of the holy Islamic city of Medina…. Based on a true story
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The Armourer's House

The Armourer's House

Rosemary Sutcliff

Fiction / Children's Books / Memoir

If only she'd been born a boy, Tamsyn would never have been sent away to Uncle Gideon's - the armourer's - house when her grandmother died. She could have stayed by the wild sea that she loved with her Uncle Martin, the ship merchant. But instead, she is bound for busy, bustling Tudor London, and the armourer's house, far from the coast and far from her beloved ships. Homesick and lonely in the loud family of cousins, it isn't until she meets the strange old Wise Woman that Tamsyn is finally promised her "heart's desire"...
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Flame-Coloured Taffeta

Flame-Coloured Taffeta

Rosemary Sutcliff

Fiction / Children's Books / Memoir

Twelve-year-old Damaris and 13-year-old Peter literally stumble over a young man who had been shot during the night. How they rescue him and help him get safe passage out of the country is the plot of this historical adventure set in Sussex, England in the 1750s. As readers have come to expect, Sutcliff writes in a demanding, evocative style and conveys a strong sense of place.
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Frontier Wolf

Frontier Wolf

Rosemary Sutcliff

Fiction / Children's Books / Memoir

'We are the scum and the scrapings of the Empire. They tipped out the garbage-bin of the Eagles to make us what we are.' In disgrace after a mistake that cost the lives of half his men, Alexios arrives in Castellum. It's his first command, but it isn't really a promotion. The Frontier Wolves who man this outpost in the far north of Roman Britain are a fierce and savage bunch, a far cry from the regular legions he'd served in before. Alexios will only survive if he learns to understand them and win their respect - and he's determined to try.
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