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Rosemary Sutcliff (1920-1992) wrote dozens of books for young readers, including her award-winning Roman Britain trilogy, The Eagle of the Ninth, The Silver Branch, and The Lantern Bearers, which won the Carnegie Medal. The Eagle of the Ninth is now a major motion picture, The Eagle, directed by Kevin MacDonald and starring Channing Tatum. Born in Surrey, Sutcliff spent her childhood in Malta and on various other naval bases where her father was stationed. At a young age, she contracted Still's Disease, which confined her to a wheelchair for most of her life. Shortly before her death, she was named Commander of the British Empire (CBE) one of Britain's most prestigious honors. She died in West Sussex, England, in 1992.
Eagle of the Ninth takes place in Britain in 119 A.D. while the Romans where in power.
Since movies tend to change or leave out sections of the original book, I decided to read the book and get the whole story.
This is a good and interesting story, which is well written and has moments of tension and excitement.
A well told adventure story that holds the attention of the reader.The geography and place names of Roman Britain are a bit thick, but you really don't need to know anything more... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Donald C. Bowman
I really got caught up in the historical era and the drama of the story.Published 23 days ago by Joanne M Peterson
Hard to follow along
Can't really understand every thing that f r I c k I n g happen s
Very good story and well acted. Our whole family enjoyed it.Published 2 months ago by thomas j treacy
Love the book, this is a review for just the kindle edition.
It's tragic because Eagle of the Ninth is one of my favorite books, yet this kindle edition is full of typos... Read more
fantastic read. puts flesh and bone on Romano/British history. Well researched. Plot line keeps you turning pages in eager anticipation.Published 3 months ago by Genessee