The Eagle of the Ninth (Published 1 Sept 2019)
Rosemary Sutcliff, Eagle of the Ninth Mock
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  • Format: 220 x 155mm
  • Illustrations: Original black and white drawings by C. Walter Hodges
  • Publication date: 1 September 2019
  • Producer: Smith Settle
  • NB: This image is for illustrative purposes only. Please see the above photographs of Brendon Chase and Knight Crusader for a sense of what the finished edition of this book will look like. 
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The Eagle of the Ninth (Published 1 Sept 2019)

Rosemary Sutcliff

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“Sometime about the year 117 AD, the Ninth Legion, which was stationed at Eburacum where York now stands, marched north to deal with a rising among the Caledonian tribes, and was never heard of again.

During the excavations at Silchester nearly eighteen hundred years later, there was dug up under the green fields which now cover the pavements of Calleva Atrebatum, a wingless Roman Eagle, a cast of which can be seen to this day in Reading Museum. Different people have had different ideas as to how it came to be there, but no one knows, just as no one knows what happened to the Ninth Legion after it marched into the northern mists.

It is from these two mysteries, brought together, that I have made the story of ‘The Eagle of the Ninth’.” – Rosemary Sutcliff



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