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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



10 thoughts on “The Armourer's House

  1. says:

    Delightful My six year old was enchanted by this simple, domestic story about a little girl in Tudor London Partway through we discussed the absence of illustrations I don t need them, she confided in a whisper I can see the pictures in my head And so can I.


  2. says:

    4 1 2 stars RTC.


  3. says:

    This is honestly one of my favourite books on my shelves A delightful conversational tone rather reminiscent of the Chronicles of Narnia though this book really doesn t need comparison to anything else, it s good enough on its own Full of fascinating snippets of life in Tudor times, woven seamlessly into the story Sutcliff is the master of using accurate historical information to enrich her writing, without it feeling anything like an info dump.And the heroine is very appealing a nine year old girl, Tamsyn, who goes to live with a large family of cousins she has never met, in London Incredibly homesick and lonely at first, but she finds her place in the family, and forms a heartwarming friendship with her older cousin Piers.Actually, heartwarming is a good word to describe the whole book It s one of those ones that leaves you feeling warm and happy inside.Basically, Sutcliff takes one into the England of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn and makes it seem real, and living, as though it s happening just around the corner Tamsyn actually sees Henry, and Anne, taking a royal trip down the Thames, and has her own thoughts on them sweet and moving HIGHLY recommended if you have an interest in the human side of history, or just like a great book Ages five to one hundred I also personally think this would also make a wonderful read aloud book.


  4. says:

    Sutcliff s descriptions are always so beautiful And her characters Oh her characters are so wonderfully drawn Not my most favourite, but still very good.


  5. says:

    This is really a book for children I didn t like it as much as her Roman Britain series The Eagle of the Ninth etc I thought it gave a very idealised view of Tudor England, there wasn t much realism, it was all too cosy, even for children My main reason for reading it was because it was published in the year of my birth so I can tick off one of the Reading Challenge categories


  6. says:

    I love how older books just have this JOY to them, a sort of swooping in your chest and tickle at the back of your throat from the wonder of the world through a child s eyes and the utter certainty that no matter how bad it gets everything will be all right The descriptions in this were simply marvelous and I knew all along what the ending would be but that didn t make me choke up any less when it arrived.


  7. says:

    I picked this children s book off the family bookcase when I wanted a quick, easy read It s a pleasant tale set in London during the time of Henry the VIII There s not much plot, but the details of life in a well off but not noble family during peacetime were interesting The author has a reputation for historical research, so I hope I can trust her descriptions.


  8. says:

    Historical fiction for children A very sweet little book that would probably make a great read aloud.


  9. says:

    This is one of Sutcliff s earlier books and it shows While I enjoyed the book, it was lacking in plot Tamsy is sent to her Uncle and Aunt s house in London even though she really doesn t want to leave her home in Bideford or her favorite uncle and his ships The book is a bit precious but other than that and the limping storyline, it was fine The characters are all well drawn and the real point of the story is a success to show what everyday life in London was like during the time of Henry VIII Tamsy is homesick but grows to love the oldest son, Piers, who also loves ships His dream is to go to sea but instead he is apprenticed to his father, the armourer, one who makes armament from swords to knight s chain and plate mail He has no choice since the oldest son follows the father s trade and the oldest son had drowned a few years earlier They go through a year of time and have adventures that will seem rather mild and boring to kids raised on the type of stories told today Where this excels is in presenting everyday life such as the interesting fact that at that time the English were a nation of singers The best writing in the book is when the two children are sharing a make believe adventure with each other and is the best description of make believe that I ve read in a kid s book There is no villain in the story unless you count Grandmother who insists on her deathbed on sending Tamsy to her married son s house rather than let her stay with her unmarried son Since that is the end of Grandmother, she doesn t make for much of a villain I would recommend this to Sutcliff admirers who want to experience her whole oeuvre I would hesitate to give this to most kids Perhaps that bookworm who has read everything or that quiet kid who might feel very comfortable with this sort of book Otherwise, I think it would be most appreciated by adults even though meant for children.


  10. says:

    Sweet story about a young girl living with her Aunt and Uncle in London during the reign of Henry VIII The author s tone was a bit schoolmarmish, but tells the story in a kind voice that does seem right for the 1950s in England.A Book Riot Read Harder Challenge trifecta for me middle grade YA novel, historical fiction set before 1900, and a book published in the decade in which I was born.


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