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An epic, compelling, adventure-filled historical novel from the creator of Sherlock Holmes.

Set during the Hundred Years War, the protagonist of The White Company is a cloister-raised young nobleman who discovers that his father's will stipulated he travelled for a year before taking his vows. Setting off on his adventures, he finds himself part of the White Company - a group of mercenary archers en route to France.The horror of fighting awaits him - but so does the promise of valour.

This is a lively and action-packed account of the exploits of a crew of Saxon archers, realistic and incredibly atmospheric in its depictions of medieval life, with a satisfying and compelling combination of breathless adventure and romantic chivalry.

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Creates the pattern of innocent, chivalrous, justice-loving, public-spirited, imperial Englishmen

Guardian

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  • Paperback

    9781784870164

    September 1, 2015

    Vintage Classics

    496 pages

    RRP $19.99

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