Eva Perry Library Reads: Outcast

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The book Outcast, by Rosemary Sutcliff, is full of historical adventure. The setting is near the end of the Roman empire, when barbaric hunting tribes inhabited Britain. Beric, the main character, landed as an infant on the coast of England, the sole survivor of a violent shipwreck. A kind couple took him in and raised him as their own. Fifteen years later, when the tribe’s crops failed, and sickness started spreading, the elders blamed Beric, who was of Roman descent, a nation despised by the Brits. He was thrown out of the only family and community he had ever known, never to return. The book follows the journey and engrossing adventures of Beric.  Outcast was an intriguing novel, filled with twists and turns.

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One Response to Eva Perry Library Reads: Outcast

  1. David says:

    Sutcliff is one of my favorite authors of all time! Absolutely superlative historical fiction. I also highly recommend her Eagle of the Ninth (which was recently made into a movie called The Eagle) and The Lantern Bearers — both are classics of historical fiction and among the best novels of the twentieth century.

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