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Song for a Dark Queen

Sutcliff, Rosemary

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ISBN 10: 072071060X / ISBN 13: 9780720710601
Published by Pelham Books, London, 1978
Condition: Fine Hardcover
From Mainly Books (Dublin, PA, U.S.A.)

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Beautiful copy of the hardcover first printing, the book is flawless, the dustjacket looks flawless overall but does have two inconspicuous flaws: there is a vertical crease on the rear panel but it is so faint as to be noticeable only upon close inspection, the second flaw, also located on the rear panel, is a small (2.5 X .5 inch) damp-mark at the bottom edge, this flaw is a bit more noticeable than the crease but is still quite faint and does not detract much at all from this copy's appearance, it is more noticeable on the reverse side, the colorfully illustrated front panel and spine are flawless, the original British price (3.75) is present, and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, quite a suitable gift/collector's copy. Bookseller Inventory # 029650

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Title: Song for a Dark Queen

Publisher: Pelham Books, London

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition.

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The life of Boadicea (Boudicca), queen of the Iceni, who led them and other British tribes in a valiant but futile revolt against the Romans in 62 A.D.

About the Author:

Rosemary Sutcliff was born in 1920 in West Clanden, Surrey. With over forty books to her credit, Rosemary Sutcliff is now universally considered one of the finest writers of historical novels for children. Her first novel, The Queen Elizabeth Story was published in 1950. In 1959 her book The Lantern Bearers won the Carnegie Medal. In 1974 she was highly commended for the Hans Christian Andersen Award and in 1978 her book, 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. Unfortunately Rosemary passed away in July 1992 and will be much missed by her many fans.

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