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Rosemary Sutcliff

Rosemary Sutcliff (1920-1992) was a British novelist, best known as a writer of children's historical fiction.

Born in Surrey, Sutcliff left school at fourteen to take up painting. She began to suffer from arthritis, which caused her to be confined to a wheelchair for most of her adult life.

Her career as a writer began in 1950. In 1959, she won the Carnegie Medal for The Lantern Bearers. She became one of the UK's top children's writers, a status she did not relinquish until her death, but she also wrote for adults.


  • Blood and Sand (for adults)

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