The eagle of the Ninth / Rosemary Sutcliff ; illustrated by C. Walter Hodges.

  • Centenary edition.
  • Oxford : Oxford University Press 2020
Physical description
292 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm
  • 9780192777591 (pbk)
  • 0192777599 (pbk)
  • adolescent
Other names
  • Children's stories.
  • Fiction
  • Historical fiction.
  • Illustrated
  • still image
  • text
  • English


  • A young centurion ventures among the hostile tribes beyond the Roman Wall to recover the eagle standard of the Ninth, a legion which mysteriously disappeared under his father's command.
  • When the Ninth Legion marched into the mists of northern Britain-they were never seen again. Four thousand men disappeared and their eagle standard was lost. Now, young Roman officer Marcus Flavius Aquilla is on a journey to uncover the fate of the Ninth Legion, and his missing father.

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Location of copy Shelfmark Online location Holdings Notes
British Library: General Reference Collection, St Pancras Reading Rooms YKL.2022.a.7463
University of Cambridge Libraries: University Library: Order from Library Storage Facility (Not borrowable)
National Library of Scotland: General Reading Room, Edinburgh (stored offsite) PB5.221.46/3
National Library of Wales / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru: Contact the National Library of Wales / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru 2019 LDA 11213
University of Nottingham Libraries: Hallward Library
University of Oxford Libraries: Bodleian Library XWeek 49 (20)