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The Hound Of Ulster (Red Fox Classics) Paperback – 7 Nov 2002
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This saga of the Irish Celts is re-told by Rosemary Sutcliff with a magical weaving together of passion and poetry.
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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Sutcliff clearly took the time to ensure that the stories were properly rooted in the geography of the North of Ireland and the West of Scotland, something that adds to the pleasure of the reading. A classic that will bear reading and re-reading again.
While making the stories suitable for older children and young adolescents, Sutcliff keeps all the power of the original; do not be fooled, there is a lot of violence and surprising amount of sex in these pages, albeit handled with the utmost restraint and without any horror or explicitness.
The illustrations by Victor Ambrus (who you may be familiar with from Time Team) are amongst the best he has ever done and are worth buying the book for alone. Adult readers will also find this a very enjoyable read.
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Filled with magic, myth and folklore this rather shortish novel in length is a glimpse of a legendary character who comes alive on the page.