The Outlandish Knight

The Outlandish Knight

by Richard Adams
     
 

This is the story of three generations of a family. Raymond who joins with the forces massing to challenge Richard of York, his son who remains loyal to the princess whose future is far from secure and Anthony, a man of action, straying toward treason.  See more details below

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This is the story of three generations of a family. Raymond who joins with the forces massing to challenge Richard of York, his son who remains loyal to the princess whose future is far from secure and Anthony, a man of action, straying toward treason.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Adams, author of the Carnegie Medal- winning Watership Down, shifts from fantasy to historical fiction in this novel of 16th-century England. Raymond, a wandering minstrel, is the first of three generations of musicians lucky (or unlucky) enough to have a direct influence on the course of English history. Each in turn serves the royalty of his generation: Henry Tudor, Catherine of Aragon, and Mary, Queen of Scots. One unique feature of the book that musicians will appreciate is the inclusion of songs and ballads from the period. Unfortunately, this work does not have the depth and substance of Adams's earlier works. Characters are introduced and eliminated within a matter of pages, never allowing the reader time to become attached to them. Readers familiar with Adams's previous books may pick up this title, but it will probably not win him a new audience. Mildly recommended for larger public libraries.--Jane Baird, Anchorage Municipal Libs., AK Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780727854964
Publisher:
Severn House Publishers
Publication date:
07/28/1999
Edition description:
1ST WORLD
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.68(w) x 8.81(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Richard Adams was born in 1920. In the mid-sixties he completed his first novel, "Watership Down, the story of which he originally told his children to while away time on a long car journey. His many other books include the novels "Shardik, The Plague Dogs, The Girl in a Swing, Maia and, "Traveller; his autobiography "The Day Gone By; and several books on the natural world. He and his wife, who have two daughters, live in the South of England.

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