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Beowulf: Dragonslayer (Red Fox Classics) [Paperback]

Rosemary Sutcliff
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"The author retells this classic Anglo-Saxon tale of adventure, monsters and heroes faithfully but with great panache" (The Good Book Guide)

"Adults and children will enjoy this simple retelling" (Sunday Express)

Book Description

A classic tale of high adventure, desperate enterprises and bloody encounters made vividly real in Rosemary Sutcliff's masterful retelling.

About the Author

Rosemary Sutcliff was born in 1920 in West Clanden, Surrey.

With over 40 books to her credit, Rosemary Sutcliff is now universally considered one of the finest writers of historical novels for children. Her first novel, The Queen Elizabeth Story was published in 1950. In 1972 her book Tristan and Iseult was runner-up for the Carnegie Medal. In 1974 she was highly commended for the Hans Christian Andersen Award and in 1978 her book, Song for a Dark Queen was commended for the Other Award.

Rosemary lived for a long time in Arundel, Sussex with her dogs and in 1975, she was awarded the OBE for services to Children's Literature. Unfortunately Rosemary passed away in July 1992 and will be much missed by her many fans.

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