Niccolo Rising: The House of Niccolo 1

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Penguin Books Limited, Jan 27, 2000 - Fiction - 592 pages
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The time is the 15th century, when intrepid merchants became the new knighthood of Europe. Among them, none is bolder or more cunning than Nicholas vander Poele of Bruges, the good-natured dyers apprentice who schemes and swashbucukes his way to thehelm of a merchantile empire. NICCOLO RISING, Book One of the series, finds us in Bruges, 1460. Street smart, brilliant at figures, adept at the subtleties of diplomacy and the well-timed untruth, Dunnett's hero rises from wastrel to prodigy in abreathless adventure that wins him the love of the strongest woman in Bruges and the hatred of two powerful enemies. NICCOLO RISING combines history, adventure and high romance in the tradition stretching from Alexandre Dumas to Mary Renault.

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User Review  - VictoriaJZ - LibraryThing

I have given up reading == for some reason, it never grabbed me. I wasn't interested in those who were supposed to be main characters and the story line just did not interest me. I'll wait a year or two and try again, but it really never connected with me. Read full review

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User Review  - devilish2 - LibraryThing

An intriguing book set in the 1400s. Claes is an apprentice dyer in Bruges. It details his exploits. Throughout the book you are never quite sure which characters are as they seem - Marian de Charetty ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Frequently described as the finest historical fiction writer of her time, Dorothy Dunnett earned worldwide acclaim for her blend of scholarship and imagination. She is best known for her two superb series of historical fiction - The Lymond Chronicles and The House of Niccolo - set in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and ranging across Europe and the Mediterranean, and for King Hereafter, the eleventh-century story of Earl Thorfinn of Orkney whom Dorothy believed was also King Macbeth. In 1992, Dorothy Dunnett was awarded the OBE for her services to literature, and in 2014 Dunnett's most enduring hero, Francis Crawford of Lymond, was voted Scotland's favourite literary character - beating the likes of Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter and Ivanhoe. Dunnett died 9 November 2001, having sold half a million copies internationally.

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