Niccolo Rising: The House of Niccolo

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Penguin, 1986 - 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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DOrothy Dunnett is the author of the world famous Lymond Chronicles set during the sixteenth century, as well as the on-going House of Niccolo series. She was awarded the OBE for her service to literature in 1992. She lives in Edinburgh.

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