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  • Published: 1 August 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099582571
  • Imprint: Vintage Children's Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 720
  • RRP: $14.99

The King Arthur Trilogy




Rosemary Sutcliff’s famous and captivating novels based on the legends of King Arthur, brought together in one spellbinding trilogy.

‘Traitor! Now is your death-time upon you!’You may think you know all about King Arthur, the young boy who plucked the sword from the stone. You’ve probably heard stories about Merlin's magic powers and the Knights of the round table…these are the stories we learn at school.

But they are just the beginning. Here are tales of human sacrifice, dragons, sword fights to the death, noble quests, tragedy and great courage: this the real world of King Arthur.

Are you brave enough to enter?

Includes exclusive material: In the Backstory you can test your knowledge of the legends and find out which Knight of the Round Table you most resemble.

Vintage Children’s Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

  • Pub date: 1 August 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099582571
  • Imprint: Vintage Children's Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 720
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Author

Rosemary Sutcliff

Rosemary Sutcliff was born in 1920 in West Clanden, Surrey. With over 50 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 1959 her book The Lantern Bearers won 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. In 1975, Rosemary was awarded the OBE for services to Children's Literature and the CBE in 1992. Unfortunately Rosemary passed away in July 1992 and is much missed by her many fans.

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Praise for The King Arthur Trilogy

“Told in magnificent, rolling prose”

The Times

“Sutcliff [is] a wonderful writer of historical novels”

Birmingham Post

“The late Sutcliffe's take on the legend will appeal to both children and adults . . . This is great swashbuckling stuff, full of adventure and romance but with a darker edge than one would expect”

South Wales Argus

“Whether Sutcliff is calling up the ale houses of Dublin or the battle-torn moors of Scotland, her descriptive language and dialogue transport readers back to a time and place not usually visited in young people's fiction”

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