Blue Remembered Hills Book Summary and Study Guide

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Rosemary Sutcliff, author of many famous children's historical novels, tells the story of her own childhood and young adulthood (up to the publication of her first book) in Blue Remembered Hills. Rosemary had juvenile arthritis; she spent a lot of time in orthopedic hospitals as a child, and she was, to varying degrees, handicapped all her life. This book is the story of how she lived with her disability and how she became a writer in a time when disabled people, particularly women, were treated as helpless children all their lives.
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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   writer Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Phys disability/mental struggle?    -   Yes Struggle with    -   physical disability/sickness Period of greatest activity?    -   1900+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   British Unusual characteristics:    -   Physically sick


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   encouraged    -   like laughing How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   0-25% of book

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