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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: 1st World Library - Literary Society (1 Sept. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595402063
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595402066
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.7 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,876,851 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859 and died in 1930. Within those years was crowded a variety of activity and creative work that made him an international figure and inspired the French to give him the epithet 'the good giant'. He was the nephew of 'Dickie Doyle' the artist, and was educated at Stonyhurst, and later studied medicine at Edinburgh University, where the methods of diagnosis of one of the professors provided the idea for the methods of deduction used by Sherlock Holmes.

He set up as a doctor at Southsea and it was while waiting for patients that he began to write. His growing success as an author enabled him to give up his practice and turn his attention to other subjects. He was a passionate advocate of many causes, ranging from divorce law reform and the Channel Tunnel to the issuing of inflatable life-jackets to sailors. He also campaigned to prove the innocence of individuals, and his work on the Edjalji case was instrumental in the introduction of the Court of Criminal Appeal. He was a volunteer physician in the Boer War and later in life became a convert to spiritualism.

His greatest achievement was, of course, his creation of Sherlock Holmes, who soon attained international status and constantly distracted him from his other work; at one time Conan Doyle killed him but was obliged by public protest to restore him to life. And in his creation of Dr Watson, Holmes's companion in adventure and chronicler, Conan Doyle produced not only a perfect foil for Holmes but also one of the most famous narrators in fiction. Penguin publish all the books about the great detective, A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, The Valley of Fear, His Last Bow, The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, The Uncollected Sherlock Holmes and The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes.


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Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a Scottish physician and writer, most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, generally considered a milestone in the field of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger. He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 28 Jun. 2001
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To anyone living in Surrey Sir Nigel brings the area to life at a time when Guildford was a vibrant market town in the days of Knights, the castle was alive, the King resident in his Palace at Guildford and Sir Nigel's Chain of Armour being made in Tunsgate - mind blowing drama
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This prequel to the author's 'The White Company', an earlier and more romantic evocation of England and the English during the Hundred Year's War is nonetheless a classic Boy's Own romp where good triumphs over evil and the heroic Nigel Loring wins his fair lady through his bravery and chivalric conduct on land and at sea. It is set mainly in France during a period of five years before and during the campaign of the Black Prince that culminated in the stunning victory at Poitiers in 1356 where Nigel is knighted by his leader. Conan Doyle is no Shakespeare and his attempt a reproducing the language of the time is sometimes risable but he can certainly tell a gripping story and I can recommend this to boys of all ages. Get this and The White Company together for a holiday read.
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I purchased this title as part of an omnibus, including the white company an two other of Sir Arthur C. Dolye's works.

Although I am at this stage only in the early development of The White Company, Sir Nigel is without question one of the greatest books I have ever read. Sir Arthur's poetic turn of prose, and the wonderful chivalrous adventures of Sir Nigel and the great Chandos have given me an enriched appreciation for both the period and for Sir Arthur's works.

I would recommend this to anyone with an interest in literature, an interest in historical fiction, or indeed, just a great yarn.

I only hope that the White Company can live up to the exceptional standard set by Sir Nigel (and by all accounts, it does).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Les Rouges on 22 Sept. 2013
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A brilliant book, beautifully written, just as good as the White Company and it doesn't matter in what order you choose to read them.
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I read this book a long time ago and am so enjoying it for the second time. I have read somewhere that conan Doyle thought this and the White Company his best books. He took a lot of time over researching the period to make sure he got it right - but everybody remembers him for some detective or other.
A real cannot put it down read.
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I was given this book to read by my father when I was young and have read it lots of times
Superbly researched and written by Conan Doyle. Sir Nigel is an honourable knight who has
Adventures during the Hundred Years Wars .The White Company is the sister book following
On from Sir Nigel.
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By sheila on 8 Mar. 2014
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a wonderful adventure story by a great story teller. I have read it many times but have lost the book
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Amazing storyteller with insight into romantic chivalry of the 14th century. Written in a very accessible style with a good narrative thrust
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