Coming up on my 300th Kindle download, and still finding the system confusing. Why does one Kindle edition of this book cost $11.26 (virtually the same price as the paperback), while this one - which is annotated, presumably making it the better choice - is 99 cents? And why no indication on the page for the $11.26 version that there is a cheaper option? Lesson for the day, boys and girls: If the version you're looking to buy seems a bit dear, don't assume that there aren't other choices, just because there is no "other editions" button to click on.
Anyway, to the book at hand: If you, like most people (sadly), are unaware that Conan Doyle's oeuvre is not limited to the Sherlock Holmes stories, google his bibliography sometime. His prolificacy is as impressive as his versatility -- 22 novels and hundreds of shorter works of fantasy and science fiction, romances, historical novels, and non-fiction, not to mention a dozen or so plays, and several poetry collections. Sir Nigel and White Company (its prequel) are, in my humble opinion, his best in the historical novel category. Both are rollicking good tales, and they will teach you something about the Hundred Years War, which most folks slept through during their high school history class, if it was covered at all. John Wayne loved these books, according to his biographer -- pretty much the only thing I have in common with the Duke. Highly recommended.
Sir Nigel is a historical novel set during the Hundred Years' War, by the British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Written in 1906, it is a fore-runner to Doyle's earlier novel The White Company, and describes the early life of that book's hero Sir Nigel Loring in the service of King Edward III at the start of the Hundred Years' War.
About the Author
A Scottish writer and physician, Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was a prolific and one of the most famous literary figure. His most well-known fictional stories about the detective "Sherlock Holmes" are a milestone in the field of crime fiction. He is also remembered for his other famous fictional character, Professor Challenger. His works also include plays, romances, non-fiction, poetry, historical novels, fantasy and science fiction stories.