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Heather, Oak, and Olive : Three Stories (Paperback) (Rosemary Sutcliff)
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Cherished author Rosemary Sutcliff presents three stories of youthful courage and fidelity in ancient times.
The Chief's Daughter: A Welsh chieftain's daughter helps a young Irish boycaptured from a raiding party and held prisoner by her fathermake his escape, risking the wrath of her gods and her Clan.
A Circlet of Oak Leaves: A horse-trader is reminded of his past with the Roman Legions, of the life-changing, secret favor he once did a friend and the glory he will never be able to openly claim.
A Crown of Wild Olives: A tentative, but caring, friendship is formed between two young runners, a Spartan and an Athenian, who will compete against each other for the Olympic Olive Crown and the honor of their warring nations.
These stories are clever and powerful, the plots twisting and turning unexpectedly while the characters remain always true to their own moral codes. Indeed, in each story the characters are full of heart and human failingsand feelings that transcend time and history.
Rosemary Sutcliff (19201992) was an award-winning, internationally acclaimed author of historical fiction and children's literature. Her books includeThe Eagle of the Ninth, Sword at Sunset, Song for a Dark Queen, andThe Mark of the Horse Lord.