Day 14 – Favourite book of your favorite writer


Hm, this is HARD! I’ve gathered that Philip Reeve does like Lord of the Rings and also many books by Rosemary Sutcliff.

I got this excerpt from an interview:

As a child I never liked stories set in the here and now; there always had to be some element of escapism. That might mean fantasy – I read and re-read Tolkien, Alan Garner and Lloyd Alexander – but it might equally be historical novels, like those by Rosemary Sutcliff and Ronald Welch, or Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons books, which are escapism about other children playing escapist games. I think all those books have had an influence on the way I write, as has the SF I moved on to in my teens.

That’s from here: http://talltalesandshortstories.blogspot.sg/2011/05/philip-reeve-discusses-mortal-engines.html

and also from here: http://rosemarysutcliff.com/2010/09/13/rosemary-sutcliff-a-favourite-author-of-philip-reeve/

I gather that his two favourite Sutcliff books are Eagle of the Ninth and Warrior Scarlet.

Now, I personally have never read any of her books, nor do I even know who she is for that matter, but perhaps it is time to delve in the world of children’s books once again.

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