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    DescriptionMilton's first book, The Riddle and the Knight, is part travelogue, part historical mystery, and 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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    The Riddle and the Knight
    In Search of Sir John Mandeville, the World's Greatest Traveller
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Giles Milton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    ISBN 13: 9780312421298
    ISBN 10: 031242129X

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: BIO023000
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010, HIS051000, BIO006000
    Thema V1.0: NHB, DNB, DNBH, NHDJ, RGR
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    St Martin's Press
    Imprint name
    St Martin's Press
    Publication date
    01 January 2003
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Giles Milton is the author of the critically acclaimed "Nathaniel's Nutmeg, or, The True and Incredible Adventures of the Spice Trader Who Changed the Course of History "(1999) and, most recently, "Big Chief Elizabeth: The Adventures and Fate of the First English Colonists in America" (2000). He lives in London.
    Review quote
    "Count on author Giles Milton to be witty, entertaining and intellectually stimulating....Brilliant." --"The Plain Dealer "(Cleveland) "[Milton] demonstrate[s] his sharp eye for the significant detail or event....Engaging." --"The New York Times Book Review" "A rare and excellent work that combines scholarship with intrigue, Milton's book may induce that wonderful swoon usually contracted after long hours researching libraries and labyrinths of history." --"Publishers Weekly" "Pioneer traveller or shameless charlatan, Sir John Mandeville had a huge influence both on the history of exploration and on all subsequent English literature. Here at last is a book which, while always readable and amusing, takes Sir John Mandeville as seriously as he deserves." --John Julius Norwich