A blog for the historical novelist Rosemary Sutcliff, born 14th December 1920, died 23rd July 1992. Amongst her most popular books are: The Eagle of the Ninth, The Lantern Bearers, and Sword at Sunset.
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28 February 2007
I've been contacted recently by someone from the US trying to find out if a particular book by Rosemary Sutcliff has had the film rights bought. I've passed her onto Anthony Lawton, needless to say. But she did ask if there were any 'fun' titles I'd like to see on film ... I told her the books that are most often mentioned by fans I've met (Eagle of the Ninth* and Mark of the Horse Lord), plus threw one in of my own (Sword at Sunset). Lets see if it comes to anything in the coming years ...
But which of Sutcliff's books would you like to see on the big screen?
*Yes, I know that Eagle of the Ninth was serialised by the BBC, but it's a fat lot of good if the Beeb neither shows it now, nor issues it on DVD