- By Terry Jones

The Lady And The Squire

  • Title: The Lady And The Squire
  • Author: Terry Jones
  • ISBN: 9780141307374
  • Page: 434
  • Format: None
  • The Lady And The Squire Having left his village in th century England tired of learning Latin and digging ditches Tom now finds himself in France employed as a squire to Henry Duke of Lancaster But Tom s job proves tediou

    Having left his village in 19th century England tired of learning Latin and digging ditches Tom now finds himself in France employed as a squire to Henry, Duke of Lancaster But Tom s job proves tedious, so when an encounter with the Man in Black presents an opportunity for escape, Tom again makes a dash for freedom This time he is accompanied by the beautiful but troubleHaving left his village in 19th century England tired of learning Latin and digging ditches Tom now finds himself in France employed as a squire to Henry, Duke of Lancaster But Tom s job proves tedious, so when an encounter with the Man in Black presents an opportunity for escape, Tom again makes a dash for freedom This time he is accompanied by the beautiful but troublesome Lady Emilia De Valois and, of course, supported by his dear friend and ally Squire Alan Love is in the air as Tom continues his quest to become a knight in shining armor and to fulfill his dreams of tournaments won and distant lands traveled But, as fortune would have it, Tom is called upon to use his talents to help the starving people of France and, with the giant Anton, is persuaded to make a detour to visit none other than Pope Innocent VI

    1 thought on “The Lady And The Squire

    1. Fast-paced, well-told adventure story set in France during Edward III's rein in the late 1300s during the Hundred Years' War. Jones is a scholar of the middle ages and gives descriptions of the times you won't see elsewhere. And he has a sense of humor, and a sense of the injustice of hierarchies. This second installment is even better than The Knight and the Squire, which should be read first. The third book of the trilogy, The Tyrant and the Squire, has been published.unbound/books/the-tyrant- [...]

    2. What fun! The main character, Tom, plunges from one catastrophic adventure to another. Loads of action, humor, and even a little romance make this book a winner!

    3. I love Terry Jone's stories. They make me laugh out loud in places, which I normally don't do with books. My favorite part about this book is the main character's humorous narration throughout the entire thing and the sarcastic yet accurate portrayal of life in medieval England. Written by the same man who wrote the Monty Python series, if you like his movies you'll probably like his books as well.

    4. This was somewhere between OK and liked for me, but I couldn't say it really grabbed me. It's very much aimed at kids, I think, and the collection of juvenile lead characters were a bit grating at times. It's a fun adventure, and it does include plenty of bits about historic characters and life in the fourteenth century, but I struggled to keep my attention on it.

    5. I enjoyed this novel overall. The story had adventure, suspense and even a little romance. However, I have some concerns about the novel as a school librarian. The language that Terry Jones uses I could not have on my school shelves. There is some swearing and the word rape appears. Now, I have no problem with this language for a YA or Adult title. But, in a 3-5 grade school this would not fly.

    6. This is about a medieveil squire and his quest to win the lady's heart. He has many epic adventures one after the other but somehow manages to wriggle his way out of the most tight spots But what lengths will he go to to impress the lady?

    7. This was a really amazing book. I'm re-reading it today because I enjoyed it so much the first time I read it.

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