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Simon It Had Never Seemed Of Much Importance During Their Boyhood That Simon Carey Was For Parliament And His Friend Amias Hannaford A Royalist But When The Civi War Between The Two Parties Broke Out, And Two Years Later They Were Old Enough To Take Part In It, They Found Themselves Fighting For Different Sides.This Story Tells Of The Last Stages Of The Civil War Waged In The West Country And The Account Of The Part Played By Simon In The Fighting Makes Exciting Reading Several Times In The Course Of It He Encounters Amias And These Meetings Leave Him Torn By Conflicting Loyalties Finally The Day Comes When He Is Forced To Put The Strength Of The Friendship To The Test, Weighing It Against His Loyalty To The Parliamentarian Cause.Rosemary Sutcliffe Has Written A Compelling And Unbiased Story Of The Troubled Times Of The Civil War, Describing Vividly And Accurately The Final Campaign In The West And Sharing The Life And Thoughts And Feelings Of Some Of The People Who Became Involved In It Here Is An Author Who Writes With Great DistinctionSimon Is A Book That I Recommend With All My Heart Noel Streatfield

10 thoughts on “Simon

  1. says:

    For the first part of Simon I didn t enjoy it as much as some of Sutcliff s other works it wasdifficult, I thought, to get into the main character and to feel the events of the English Civil War However, when I got to the last few chapters I had no desire to put the book down and the ending was all I could have wished for Yay, a Sutcliff book with a happy ending Because it is s

  2. says:

    Rosemary Sutcliff had a brilliant knack of writing adventure stories set in historical periods and making them come alive Her active characters are nearly all boys or young men, but as a 10 year old girl I was right there with Marcus in Roman Britain and have enjoyed re reading the classic Eagle of the Ninth and its successors since as an adult.A friend of similar age recommended Sim

  3. says:

    Brilliant story, with all the historical detail you expect from Rosemary Sutcliff She really brings the English Civil War to life, focusing on how it affected ordinary people, not just King Charles and Oliver Cromwell Her observational writing is just beautiful, too.

  4. says:

    With the influx of very disappointing novels set amidst the tumultuous events of the English Civil War, this novel by RS first published in 1953 stands out as one of the few novels that does not disappoint.I had read some of the Sutcliff novels as a child but not as rapaciously as some people and the one that has actually stuck in my mind was Flowers of Adonis about Alcibiades.However, the Engli

  5. says:

    It s not precisely the quickest paced of her books, but Rosemary Sutcliff could write the clash of different groups as well as anyone doing historical fiction for children, and this is a wonderful example There are nuanced characters on both sides of the Civil War, and the beliefs of both sides are shown fairly Might have been fun if the sober Simon had been on the Royalist side, and the dashing Amais

  6. says:

    This is one of my all time favorite books In the midst of the British Civil War, two friends live out their own quiet drama of betrayal, acceptance, understanding, and finally reconciliation Beautifully written, and heart breakingly poignant.

  7. says:

    One of my very favourite books Beautifully written historical fiction, and as heart wrenching as can be, but somehow, almost everything comes out all right My fascination with English history may well have started with this book.

  8. says:

    Beautifully portrayed depiction of two friends separated by beliefs but able to maintain that friendship

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