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  • Title: Heather, Oak, and Olive: Three Stories
  • Author: Rosemary Sutcliff Victor G. Ambrus
  • ISBN: 9780525315995
  • Page: 133
  • Format: Unknown Binding

  • These three dramatic stories show the author at her best, vividly bringing new life to ancient timesTHE 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 heThese three dramatic stories show the author at her best, vividly bringing new life to ancient timesTHE 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.
    Rosemary Sutcliff Victor G. Ambrus
    Rosemary 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 marriedcmillan author rosema


    Commentaires:

    Mary
    Three short stories by a master storyteller. Interestingly, of two friends and I who read this book, each of us had a different favorite. Mine is the first, "Heather". As my sister said, this is one of the most perfectly structured stories I've ever read. It also features a brave and decisive little girl. The last story is utterly realistic and utterly sad - two boys, one Athenian and one Spartan - experiencing the truce of Olympia at a time of war. This was Amanda's favorite. My sister loved th [...]

    SA
    God. Okay. If Sutcliff is a master craftsman, short stories are so clearly her glass case pieces. This collection of three short stories of young people from three different eras--pre-Roman Wales, Roman Britain, and Athenian/Spartan Greece--are so finely crafted, so well done, it was as if I was standing in the fora watching them occur. I think this is where I might start in suggesting someone get into Sutcliff, because they're a deceptively easy read with so much going on in them. Her ability t [...]

    Joy
    For fans of Historical Fiction, Rosemary Sutcliff ranks among the divine. Her prose is easy and fluid, and these three short stories, hard to find, are beautifully written and worth tracking down. This is the second book of Sutcliff's that I read, after I fell head over heels for her remarkable re-telling of "Tristan and Iseult". A great book for those interested in ancient Britain, the Roman occupation of those islands, or anyone who delights in a well-told story set in the past.

    Jain
    Three unconnected short stories; I love one, am largely unimpressed by another, and don't know quite what to make of the third."A Crown of Wild Olive" (alternate title: "The Truce of the Games") is set during the Peloponnesian War. Two young competitors at the Olympic Games--an Athenian and a Spartan--strike up a friendship despite the enmity between their city-states. It's easy to guess the basic outline of the plot early on, but that's fine. What makes this story so awesome isn't its plot but [...]

    Lory Hess
    See my full review at The Emerald City Book Review. his slim collection of three stories by Rosemary Sutcliff takes us to three different historical settings -- tribal Wales, Roman Britain, and ancient Greece -- with the author's characteristically vivid sense of place and time. In each story, a pair of young people forges bonds of loyalty and friendship that go against custom and circumstance.I enjoyed all the stories, but the third one, "A Crown of Wild Olive," was the one that stood out for m [...]

    Hazel West
    As usual, another wonderful set of stories by Rosemary Sutcliff. I liked all of these stories quite a bit. I think I've come to enjoy her short fiction just as much as her novels. "The Chief's Daughter" features one of her typical strong and very likable young ladies as the heroine. "The Circlet of Oak Leaves" (my favorite of this collection) was one of the great military adventure stories Rosemary writes with a lovely friendship, self sacrificing characters and just an overall wonderful storyli [...]

    Sigrun
    The stories all have similar themes of friendship and sacrificing something for the good of that friend, even your life, if necessary.

    Amanda McCrina
    Three short stories told with Sutcliff's characteristic achingly beautiful prose and keen sense of emotion. Enjoyed each story, but I think "A Crown of Wild Olive" was my favorite.

    Susan
    These three short stories for young readers are set in different times and places (ancient Wales, Roman Britain, and Greece at the Olympics during the Peloponesian Wars), but all three find their protagonists facing conflicts between friendship and other loyalties. Ms Sutcliff is always a skillful storyteller, but the first story seemed less developed/weaker than the other two.

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