Niccolo Rising (Paperback)
|Author: Dorothy Dunnett|
|Sent to Italy by his guardian Marian, the widowed owner of a Bruges trading house, Claes, a reckless boy and seeming simpleton, develops into a sophisticated adventurer known as Niccolo+a6, in a colorful novel of late fifteenth-century Europe. Reprint. *Author: Dunnett, Dorothy *Series Title: House of Niccolo/Dorothy Dunnett *Publication Date: 1999/04/01 *Number of Pages: 470 *Binding Type: Paperbound *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.25|
From the Publisher:
Street smart, and adept at the subtleties of diplomacy, the hero rises from wastrel to prodigy in a breathless adventure that wins him the hand of the most powerful woman in the city of Bruges.
Dorothy Halliday Dunnett grew up in Edinburgh, a student of music and art who never had any ambitions to be a writer. She went to work at Britain's Ministry of Information in the 1940s, and in 1946 married the man who was her boss, Alexander Dunnett. The couple lived in Glasgow, where Dorothy was a professional portrait painter. It was her husband who suggested, as a lark, that she begin writing a series of historical novels. Her first attempt, THE GAME OF KINGS, was rejected by British publishers, so she submitted it to G.P. Putnam's Sons in America, where it was published in 1961--the initial novel in the fabulously successful "Lyman Chronicles." Dunnett went on to write other novels in several different series and also wrote mysteries under her maiden name. Widowed in 1998, Dunnett had two sons and two grandchildren.