Sir Nigel & the White Company: Two Classic Novels of the 100 Years' War Paperback – 6 Aug 2008
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
About the Author
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859 and died in 1930.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.His greatest achievement was 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.
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
The first book, 'Sir Nigel' , takes the reader back to the early 14th century in Surrey with Nigel Loring ( not yet Sir) being in his late teens. He comes from a noble family whose wealth and prosperity have seen better days, yet young Nigel soon decides he is going to make a name for himself and change his families luck. After much romping around in the countryside of Surrey, he eventually joins the army of King Edward III and follows him to France to fight in the Crecy campaign of 1346.
'The White Company' follows on from Crecy and Calais, where an older and wiser Sir Nigel joins King Edward's son, The Black Prince, in Gascony and takes part in the fighting at the Battle of Najera.
I won't go into any detail on the content, but will just say that both of these books are beautifully written and extremely well researched. Not only are they what I would call 'unputdownable' , but they also give the reader a fantastic insight into what it must have been like fighting in the Hundred Years War with France during the 14th century - they also contain a pretty accurate history of the period covered.
Like Doyle, I'm not a fan of Holmes, however, I am interested in Medieval History, and these two excellent novels both grabbed my attention from page one. Doyle was said to have been rather proud of the research he did in writing these two books, and I can fully understand why - he has produced two extremely readable and entertaining novels.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great adventure based in the Hundred years war, from a writer known mostly for Sherlock Holmes.
It places you right there. Very exciting! Read more
I have read a huge amount of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle over the years and practically know the Sherlock Homes stories to the point that I can predict the next spoken line in the TV... Read morePublished on 20 Sept. 2011 by dabbler111