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    IGNOU books 2019 In Hindi Online PDF Free Civil War waged in the west country and the account of the part played by Simon in the fighting makes exciting reading Several times in the course of it he encounters Amias and these meetings leave him torn by conflicting loyalties Finally the day comes when he is forced to put the strength of the friendship to the test, weighing it against his loyalty to the Parliamentarian causeRosemary Sutcliffe has written a compelling and unbiased story of the troubled times of the civil war, describing vividly and accurately the final campaign in the west and sharing the life and thoughts and feelings of some of the people who became involved in it Here is an author who writes with great distinctionSimon is a book that I recommend with all my heart Noel Streatfield."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 257 pages
  • Simon
  • Rosemary Sutcliff
  • 25 March 2017
  • 0192770209

Simon❮Download❯ ➶ Simon Author Rosemary Sutcliff – Essayreview.co.uk It had never seemed of much importance during their boyhood that Simon Carey was for Parliament and his friend Amias Hannaford a Royalist But when the Civi War between the two parties broke out, and t It had never seemed of much importance during their boyhood that Simon Carey was for Parliament and his friend Amias Hannaford a Royalist But when the Civi War between the two parties broke out, and two years later they were old enough to take part in it, they found themselves fighting for different sidesThis story tells of the last stages of the Civil War waged in the west country and the account of the part played by Simon in the fighting makes exciting reading Several times in the course of it he encounters Amias and these meetings leave him torn by conflicting loyalties Finally the day comes when he is forced to put the strength of the friendship to the test, weighing it against his loyalty to the Parliamentarian causeRosemary Sutcliffe has written a compelling and unbiased story of the troubled times of the civil war, describing vividly and accurately the final campaign in the west and sharing the life and thoughts and feelings of some of the people who became involved in it Here is an author who writes with great distinctionSimon is a book that I recommend with all my heart Noel Streatfield.


About the Author: Rosemary Sutcliff

Rosemary Sutcliff, CBE 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 once commented 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 miniaturesRosemary Sutcliff began her career as a writer in with The Chronicles of Robin Hood She found her voice when she wrote The Eagle of the Ninth in In , she won the Carnegie Medal for The Lantern Bearers and was runner up in with Tristan and Iseult In she was highly commended for the Hans Christian Andersen Award Her The Mark of the Horse Lord won the first Phoenix Award in Sutcliff lived for many years in Walberton near Arundel, Sussex In she was appointed OBE for services to Children s Literature and promoted to CBE in She wrote incessantly throughout her life, and was still writing on the morning of her death She never marriedtp uscmillan author rosema.


10 thoughts on “Simon

  1. says:

    For the first part of Simon I didn t enjoy it as much as some of Sutcliff s other works it wasdifficult, I thought, to get into the main character and to feel the events of the English Civil War However, when I got to the last few chapters I had no desire to put the book down and the ending was all I could have wished for Yay, a Sutcliff book with a happy ending Because it is such a short book, the thrust of it is not really the war, but the effects of the war on a single friends For the first part of Simon I didn t enjoy it as much as some of Sutcliff s other works it wasdifficult, I thought, to get into the main character and to feel the events of the English Civil War However, when I got to the last few chapters I had no desire to put the book down and the ending was all I could have wished for Yay, a Sutcliff book with a happy ending Because it is such a short book, the thrust of it is not really the war, but the effects of the war on a single friendship Still, it does give a glimpse into what England looked like at the time I appreciated that Sutcliff stayed clear, for the most part, of the final struggle and the eventual execution of the King.There are three things I particularly like about Sutcliff s writing, and they all came into play in this novel First is her descriptions, her grasp of the little things in life that make moments stand out, her turns of phrase that make the reader look at a common thing in a different light Second is her strong friendships there are definite similarities between Simon and Amias, and Justin and Flavius from The Silver Branch And third would be her quiet romances I know some people don t care for this trick of hers I saw a review of The Eagle of the Ninth where the reader didn t think Marcus and Cottia were actually in love But I personally find it refreshing that Sutcliff portrays love as a homey, comfortable thing something that ties the main character to home There s wisdom in that

  2. says:

    Rosemary Sutcliff had a brilliant knack of writing adventure stories set in historical periods and making them come alive Her active characters are nearly all boys or young men, but as a 10 year old girl I was right there with Marcus in Roman Britain and have enjoyed re reading the classic Eagle of the Ninth and its successors since as an adult.A friend of similar age recommended Simon to me she said it was one of her all time favourite books She lent me her own prized old copy, a real treas Rosemary Sutcliff had a brilliant knack of writing adventure stories set in historical periods and making them come alive Her active characters are nearly all boys or young men, but as a 10 year old girl I was right there with Marcus in Roman Britain and have enjoyed re reading the classic Eagle of the Ninth and its successors since as an adult.A friend of similar age recommended Simon to me she said it was one of her all time favourite books She lent me her own prized old copy, a real treasure.I enjoyed the story, appreciated the quality of Sutcliff s writing and her great ability to bring to life a range of characters and events from the past, in this case the English Civil War I admire the way she dealt with the difficult and different strands of belief and expediency that led to that conflict and changed English government and politics for ever Memorable

  3. says:

    Brilliant story, with all the historical detail you expect from Rosemary Sutcliff She really brings the English Civil War to life, focusing on how it affected ordinary people, not just King Charles and Oliver Cromwell Her observational writing is just beautiful, too.

  4. says:

    With the influx of very disappointing novels set amidst the tumultuous events of the English Civil War, this novel by RS first published in 1953 stands out as one of the few novels that does not disappoint.I had read some of the Sutcliff novels as a child but not as rapaciously as some people and the one that has actually stuck in my mind was Flowers of Adonis about Alcibiades.However, the English Civil War is an interest of mine and having recently discovered this one, I was delighted with it With the influx of very disappointing novels set amidst the tumultuous events of the English Civil War, this novel by RS first published in 1953 stands out as one of the few novels that does not disappoint.I had read some of the Sutcliff novels as a child but not as rapaciously as some people and the one that has actually stuck in my mind was Flowers of Adonis about Alcibiades.However, the English Civil War is an interest of mine and having recently discovered this one, I was delighted with it It does not fall into the mire that so many of the modern adult novels do by trying to incorporate too many of the events and historically well known people It focuses on the life before the civil war of a teenage boy, the events and action which he is personally involved in when he joins the New Model Army and how it affects his family and personal relationships.Although seen mostly from the Parliamentary side, it is not unbalanced and shows how two boys from not too completey different backgrounds chose to support different sides in the dispute but are able in the end to regain their friendship

  5. says:

    It s not precisely the quickest paced of her books, but Rosemary Sutcliff could write the clash of different groups as well as anyone doing historical fiction for children, and this is a wonderful example There are nuanced characters on both sides of the Civil War, and the beliefs of both sides are shown fairly Might have been fun if the sober Simon had been on the Royalist side, and the dashing Amais had been the Parliamentarian, but that might have been a bit too far We got the opinion of It s not precisely the quickest paced of her books, but Rosemary Sutcliff could write the clash of different groups as well as anyone doing historical fiction for children, and this is a wonderful example There are nuanced characters on both sides of the Civil War, and the beliefs of both sides are shown fairly Might have been fun if the sober Simon had been on the Royalist side, and the dashing Amais had been the Parliamentarian, but that might have been a bit too far We got the opinion of an academic who s a real expert in the Civil War era, and he said the portrait of Cromwell sounded absolutely accurate

  6. says:

    This is one of my all time favorite books In the midst of the British Civil War, two friends live out their own quiet drama of betrayal, acceptance, understanding, and finally reconciliation Beautifully written, and heart breakingly poignant.

  7. says:

    One of my very favourite books Beautifully written historical fiction, and as heart wrenching as can be, but somehow, almost everything comes out all right My fascination with English history may well have started with this book.

  8. says:

    Beautifully portrayed depiction of two friends separated by beliefs but able to maintain that friendship

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