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Mostly super Sutcliffe is a good writer. A wonderful collection of short stories, each one just as good as the others I m always a fan of family sagas, and this one is a good short family saga with the connection of the Capricorn Bracelet through the centuries with, of course, Rosemary s usual wonderful writing style to enjoy Good bits of family story along with military adventure I m hard pressed to pick my favorite story, but I think it lands between the one about the Dacian riders and the Frontier Scout one because I love the Wo A wonderful collection of short stories, each one just as good as the others I m always a fan of family sagas, and this one is a good short family saga with the connection of the Capricorn Bracelet through the centuries with, of course, Rosemary s usual wonderful writing style to enjoy Good bits of family story along with military adventure I m hard pressed to pick my favorite story, but I think it lands between the one about the Dacian riders and the Frontier Scout one because I love the Wolves It really makes me wish she had written so manystories, or even turned each one into a novel, but even as they were, they were very enjoyable Six episodes chronicle the lives of a family in Roman Britain over three hundred years Candace read 5 08.interesting, but hard to get into because each chapter is a different era and different person. Sutcliff essentially doing in short story what she has done with some of her books, create a family with some sort of family talisman that is passed from generation to generation, and via the family members who now possess the item, tell the tale of Britain in that time In this case, the talisman is a Roman Legionnaire s silver bracelet for meritorious conduct, which rather than being buried with him is passed to his son The period covered begins with the generation that won the bracelet, and Sutcliff essentially doing in short story what she has done with some of her books, create a family with some sort of family talisman that is passed from generation to generation, and via the family members who now possess the item, tell the tale of Britain in that time In this case, the talisman is a Roman Legionnaire s silver bracelet for meritorious conduct, which rather than being buried with him is passed to his son The period covered begins with the generation that won the bracelet, and carries through to Magnus Maximus Emperor of the West, AD 387, and his failed attempt to go after Theodosius in Italy The first story is placed in London at the time of Boudicca s attack 60 AD , when the Legionnaire was a boy, the next story is up at Hadrian s wall during its building, and the rest of the stories are at or near that wall.The stories are enjoyable, and per usual for Sutcliff well written She keeps the language basic and first person, so that I would say the stories are suitable for a middle school reader Interesting read Overall we liked it, but the end kind of felt I don t know Rushed I m not sorry we read it, but it wasn t my favorite. I loved Rosemary Sutcliff s historical fiction, when I was younger I read two copies of The Eagle of the Ninth to pieces This book is also about Roman Britain, although it sfocused on the area around the wall, and is also less about big epic deeds, andabout ordinary people focusing on a single family through a period of a couple of hundred years There s less excitement, I suppose, but there are fascinating little details about how Sutcliff imagines life to have been then rea I loved Rosemary Sutcliff s historical fiction, when I was younger I read two copies of The Eagle of the Ninth to pieces This book is also about Roman Britain, although it sfocused on the area around the wall, and is also less about big epic deeds, andabout ordinary people focusing on a single family through a period of a couple of hundred years There s less excitement, I suppose, but there are fascinating little details about how Sutcliff imagines life to have been then realistic, so far as I can tell.I liked it It wasn t the kind of story to blow someone away, I think, but one to sit with quietly and absorb There are lovely details in it, lovely moments, and small quick glimpses of livesMy only argument with it is that the narrators, the six different narrators, don t sound very different It s hard, I suppose, to differentiate, but it felt like one voice Could be partly choice, keeping the family link clear, but it bugged me A fairly simple selection of short stories, snapshots of different points in the history of Roman Britain through the eyes of various members of one family There isn t the same depth and involvement as Sutcliff s full novels, but her mastery of atmospherethan compensates, providing a vivid glimpse into a long lost era, and most of the themes and motifs common in her work can be found here And of course her writing is as poignant and elegiac as ever by the end, I had a definite lump in m A fairly simple selection of short stories, snapshots of different points in the history of Roman Britain through the eyes of various members of one family There isn t the same depth and involvement as Sutcliff s full novels, but her mastery of atmospherethan compensates, providing a vivid glimpse into a long lost era, and most of the themes and motifs common in her work can be found here And of course her writing is as poignant and elegiac as ever by the end, I had a definite lump in my throat at the flying of the Eagles This might be a good start for a younger reader looking to get into Sutcliff, and it s enjoyable light reading for the established Sutcliff fan as well Ever since Lucius Calpurnius, a Roman boy, was awarded the Capricorn Bracelet for his good work as a centurion, it s been passed down the male line of the Calpurnius family since when the Romans first invaded Britain to when they left This book gives a brilliant insight into life in the Roman legions.My favourite character was Lucius, who s mentioned in the first chapter of the book His father wanted him to be a wine merchant, but he wanted to be a soldier and fight for Rome against Queen Boud Ever since Lucius Calpurnius, a Roman boy, was awarded the Capricorn Bracelet for his good work as a centurion, it s been passed down the male line of the Calpurnius family since when the Romans first invaded Britain to when they left This book gives a brilliant insight into life in the Roman legions.My favourite character was Lucius, who s mentioned in the first chapter of the book His father wanted him to be a wine merchant, but he wanted to be a soldier and fight for Rome against Queen Boudicca of the Iceni He experiences the fall of Londinium London and dies fighting.The Roman Emperor Hadrian orders a wall to built in his name, fencing off Scotland After his death, Lucius grandson, also called Lucius, helps to built forts along it using a special technique which includes curving the surface and creating drains on either side of the walkway.Eventually the great great grandson of Lucius Calpurnius leaves Britain to fight in Rome against barbarian tribes.Rosemary Sutcliff cleverly links these stories with the Capricorn Bracelet, which is handed down son to son through the Calpurnius family In doing so, she manages to avoid the stories looking unrelated `Download Pdf ☄ The Capricorn Bracelet ☠ From the fall of Londinium to the building of Hadrian s Wall, and the final departure of the Romans from Britain Rosemary Sutcliff s absorbing collection of stories, set at the time of the Roman occupation of Britain, follows the fortunes of a family over three hundred years All soldiers, they are linked by the Capricorn bracelet, first worn by the centurion Lucius for distinguished conduct, then handed down through the generations This is than a piece of history, battles and centurions it s a slice of life the stories are exciting and compelling every one is well worth reading Wendy Cooling