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Sir Nigel
     

Sir Nigel

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by Arthur Conan Doyle
 

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Set in the middle of the 14th century, Sir Nigel is a swashbuckling story of the eponymous hero as he seeks his fortune & the hand of his lady-love in England & France in the early part of the Hundred Years War. It is full of high romance & chivalry, battles & brutality, humor & sheer rumbustiousness as the impoverished Nigel Loring & his attendant Aylward seek their

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Set in the middle of the 14th century, Sir Nigel is a swashbuckling story of the eponymous hero as he seeks his fortune & the hand of his lady-love in England & France in the early part of the Hundred Years War. It is full of high romance & chivalry, battles & brutality, humor & sheer rumbustiousness as the impoverished Nigel Loring & his attendant Aylward seek their fortunes. Edward III, the Black Prince, Sir John Chandos — one of the original Knights of the Garter — all make their appearances in one of the favorite books from the pen of the creator of Sherlock Holmes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781434460660
Publisher:
Wildside Press
Publication date:
02/15/2008
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.83(d)

Meet the Author

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle(22 May 1859 - 7 July 1930) was an Irish-Scots writer and physician, most noted for creating the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes and writing stories about him which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction.

He is also known for writing the fictional adventures of a second character he invented, Professor Challenger, and for popularising the mystery of the Mary Celeste. He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels.

Supported by wealthy uncles, Doyle was sent to the Jesuit preparatory school Hodder Place, Stonyhurst, at the age of nine (1868-70). He then went on to Stonyhurst College until 1875. From 1875 to 1876, he was educated at the Jesuit school Stella Matutina in Feldkirch, Austria.

From 1876 to 1881 he studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh Medical School, including periods working in Aston (then a town in Warwickshire, now part of Birmingham), Sheffield and Ruyton-XI-Towns, Shropshire.

Doyle struggled to find a publisher for his work. His first work featuring Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, A Study in Scarlet, was taken by Ward Lock & Co on 20 November 1886, giving Doyle £25 (£2500 today) for all rights to the story. The piece appeared one year later in the Beeton's Christmas Annual and received good reviews in The Scotsman and the Glasgow Herald.

While living in Southsea, Doyle played football as a goalkeeper for Portsmouth Association Football Club, an amateur side, under the pseudonym A. C. Smith.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
May 22, 1859
Date of Death:
July 7, 1930
Place of Birth:
Edinburgh, Scotland
Place of Death:
Crowborough, Sussex, England
Education:
Edinburgh University, B.M., 1881; M.D., 1885

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Sir Nigel 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Loiseau More than 1 year ago
This is the back story of Sir Nigel, a character from "The White Company."  Sir Nigel is a knight-errant who seeks to gain honor in order to impress the lady he loves.  Doyle's language in this book is unsurpassed in all of literature.  I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great adventure! Really fun to read. This version is nice and clean too, no errors. The other review must be for a different version, mine was fine. My cover is green, with a black flag and shield.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A problem that too many printed books have these days is misprints, & this is full of them. I'm not writing of Anglo/American differences, but actual misprinted words & punctuation. And that was the English part; I know no French, so I can only imagine the mess made of the parts in that language! The story itself, a prequel to The White Company, is interesting enough to make these printing faults even more glaring & annoying. This & other publishers need to stop relying on computerized spell-checkers & go back to editors who really know the language!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful hystorical romance by one of the greats. Honorable wars written with integrity.