A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatization of Rosemary Sutcliff's much-loved tale of honor, comradeship, and courage. Somewhere around the year 117AD, a Roman garrison called the Ninth Legion was ordered to put down an uprising among the Caledonian tribes. Four thousand men vanished without trace into the swirling mist of the north of Roman Britain. Many years after their disappearance a young centurion, Marcus Aquila, decides to discover the truth about what happened to the legion and to its First Cohort Commander his father. This gripping dramatization tells the story of Marcus often perilous journey as he searches to solve the mystery, and to bring back the symbol of the lost legion's honor their standard, the Eagle of the Ninth. Now adapted as a major motion picture "The Eagle," starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, and Donald Sutherland "The Eagle of the Ninth "is a timeless tale that will thrill all listeners. This recording was previously available on cassette. 2 CDs.
About the Author
Rosemary Sutcliff has more than 50 books to her credit and is now universally considered one of the finest writers of historical novels for children. She is the author of "The Queen Elizabeth Story" and "The Lantern Bearers," which won the Carnegie Medal. In 1974 she was highly commended for the Hans Christian Andersen Award, and "Song for a Dark Queen" was commended for the Other Award. In 1975, Rosemary was awarded the OBE for services to Children's Literature and the CBE in 1992.