Fillyjonk mentions an author:
I also have a few of the one-off Rosemary Sutcliff novels (after reading her Roman Britain ones, which I enjoyed).
I have a 1964-ish paperback of Sword at Sunset around here somewhere which I believe I started sometime in the distant past (I think I acquired the paperback when I was in middle school or high school, perhaps at the flea market up the hill from the trailer park where I lived at the time).
A mention like this is just the sort of thing that would trigger me to pick up a book next.
If I could find it.
Although I have a vague notion it is on one of the two rightmost bookshelves in my office. However, that’s still a lot of books to search through, and I’ll probably forget the mention before I look to pick out another book.