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Rosemary Sutcliff
For (1920-92)—internationally-acclaimed "writer of genius"—Guardian obituary—of children’s literature & historical fiction | By
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Rosemary Sutcliff 8h
. Boastful coward's treachery , illustrated by
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Rosemary Sutcliff 8h
Was King John ‘a treacherous, boastful coward’, as claimed by in King John & the Magna Carta?
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Laura Ellen Anderson Feb 23
Pretty cool to find out I'm the first female to illustrate Terry Pratchett :)
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Rosemary Sutcliff 23h
7. Wiltshire is named after the county town Wilton, which however now is v small, overtaken 10x by Salisbury.
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6. Shire Anglo-Saxon for French word for county—Yorkshire is the County of York, Derbyshire the county of Derby
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Rosemary Sutcliff 24h
5. The county of Berkshire is named after a large forest known as Bearrock’s Wood
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4. The land of the Celtic tribe the Dumnonii, the valley dwellers, became Defenaes and then Devon.
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Rosemary Sutcliff 24h
Julius Caesar described the area settled by the Cantiaci tribe as Cantium, which morphed over time into Kent.
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Rosemary Sutcliff Feb 23
Norfolk, Suffolk denote ‘north folk’ & ‘south folk’ of Angels who settled in eastern part Kingdom of East Anglia
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Rosemary Sutcliff Feb 23
The Roman name for the area now known as Cornwall was Cornubia; the local tribe were the Cornovii.
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Leslie Tate Feb 23
Lexical distance between European languages. English vocab = 80% Latinate, but most used words + grammar = Germanic.
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The Folio Society Feb 23
We'll be tweeting live at the event tonight - follow us and to see all the latest news! The awards will be given at 7:30pm.
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Saviour Pirotta Feb 23
My first literary hero. Jan from Ian Serralier's The Silver Sword.
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Alistair Fruish Feb 23
If a history of the English language is something that interests you, then here's 90 podcasts on that very subject:
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Dom Coyote Feb 23
Arnold Patch. War Veteran. Banjo player. Survivor. Snorer. Get ready for the apocalypse..
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Rosemary Sutcliff Feb 23
. in early decades of Carnegie Medal could not win twice. So lens of 80 yrs of winners is distorted and limits need pointing out.
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Rosemary Sutcliff Feb 23
Interesting on gender. But if purport to generalise, need to point out that in early decades an author could only win once.
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Rosemary Sutcliff Feb 22
Ah to write a novel like the wonderful "writer of genius" ( obituary) Rosemary Sutcliff ( gentle nudge, no E)—not so easy!
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Rosemary Sutcliff Feb 22
. Then again, some think the chariot of Venus was drawn by swans...would that work any better? (Pic by Francesco del Cossa)
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