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Book Title: Heather, Oak, and Olive: Three Stories|
The size of the: 465 KB
Edition: Dutton Books
Date of issue: 1972
ISBN 13: 9780525315995
The author of the book: Rosemary Sutcliff
Format files: PDF
Read full description of the books:These three dramatic stories show the author at her best, vividly bringing new life to ancient times
THE CHIEF'S DAUGHTER (1966)
The Clan seized young Dara, son of the Irish raiders, for sacrifice to the Black Mother. But Nessan, the chief's daughter, pleaded for his life. The Mother took angry revenge, so again the Clan offered him as victim. And again Nessan interfered--heedless now of all costs.
A CIRCLET OF OAK LEAVES (1965)
Aracos still remembered the battle long past, yet he never joined the cavalrymen in recounting its events. One day the men thought they knew his secret: Had he won the Circlet of Oak Leaves, the highest award for bravery? Why was he silent?
A CROWN OF WILD OLIVE (1971)(aka THE TRUCE OF THE GAMES)
New ton the great Games of the Olympiad, Amyntas and Leon were rivals and members of warring states. But they became close friends, even knowing that when the Games ended, they would never be able to meet again.
Read information about the authorRosemary Sutcliff was a British novelist, best known as a writer of highly acclaimed historical fiction. Although primarily a children's author, the quality and depth of her writing also appeals to adults, she herself once commenting that she wrote "for children of all ages from nine to ninety."
Born in West Clandon, Surrey, Sutcliff spent her early youth in Malta and other naval bases where her father was stationed as a naval officer. She contracted Still's Disease when she was very young and was confined to a wheelchair for most of her life. Due to her chronic sickness, she spent the majority of her time with her mother, a tireless storyteller, from whom she learned many of the Celtic and Saxon legends that she would later expand into works of historical fiction. Her early schooling being continually interrupted by moving house and her disabling condition, Sutcliff didn't learn to read until she was nine, and left school at fourteen to enter the Bideford Art School, which she attended for three years, graduating from the General Art Course. She then worked as a painter of miniatures.
Rosemary Sutcliff began her career as a writer in 1950 with The Chronicles of Robin Hood. She found her voice when she wrote The Eagle of the Ninth in 1954. In 1959, she won the Carnegie Medal for The Lantern Bearers and was runner-up in 1972 with Tristan and Iseult. In 1974 she was highly commended for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Her The Mark of the Horse Lord won the first Phoenix Award in 1985.
Sutcliff lived for many years in Walberton near Arundel, Sussex. In 1975 she was appointed OBE for services to Children's Literature and promoted to CBE in 1992. She wrote incessantly throughout her life, and was still writing on the morning of her death. She never married.
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