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riddle and the knight

in search of Sir John Mandeville

by Giles Milton

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Published by Allison & Busby in [London, England?] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • England
    • Subjects:
    • Mandeville, John, Sir.,
    • Milton, Giles -- Travel.,
    • Knights and knighthood -- England -- Biography.,
    • Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages -- Biography.,
    • Geography, Medieval.,
    • Travel, Medieval.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 224-227) and index.

      StatementGiles Milton.
      GenreBiography.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR2053 .M55 1996
      The Physical Object
      Pagination230 p. :
      Number of Pages230
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL756125M
      ISBN 100850319994
      LC Control Number97151806
      OCLC/WorldCa36542495

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He is the bestselling author ofNathaniel's Nutmeg,Big Chief Elizabeth,The Riddle and the Knight,White Gold,Samurai William,Paradise Lostand, most recently,Wolfram. He has also written two novels and two children's books, one of them illustrated by his wife Alexandra. He lives in South London/5(33).

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Mandeville wrote a book about his voyage around the world that became a beacon that lit the way for the great expeditions of the Renaissance, and his exploits and adventures provided inspiration for writers. Giles Milton's first book, The Riddle and the Knight, is a fascinating account of the legend of Sir John Mandeville, a long-forgotten knight who was once the most famous writer in medieval Europe.

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