The Eagle of the Ninth: Centenary Edition

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ISBN: 9780192777591 Author: Sutcliff, Rosemary Publisher: Oxford University Press Publication Date: 19th November 2020 Imprint: Oxford University Press Cover: Paperback Pages: 292, 304 Language: English Edition: Reprint Readership: Ages 5-12 / Code: B Category: Subject:

When the Ninth Legion marched into the mists of northern Britain-they were never seen again. Four thousand men disappeared and their eagle standard was lost. Now, young Roman officer Marcus Flavius Aquilla is on a journey to uncover the fate of the Ninth Legion, and his missing father.

The Ninth Legion marched into the mists of northern Britain – and they were never seen again. Four thousand men disappeared and their eagle standard was lost. It’s a mystery that’s never been solved, until now . . . Marcus has to find out what happened to his father, who led the legion. So he sets out into the unknown, on a quest so dangerous that nobody expects him to return. The Eagle of the Ninth is heralded as one of the most outstanding children’s books of the twentieth century and has sold over a million copies worldwide. Rosemary Sutcliff writes with such passion and attention to detail that Roman Britain is instantly brought to life and stays with the reader long after the last page has been turned.

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