The first book of the House of Niccolo
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At age ten, Nicholas enters the service of his distant relatives in Bruges, the Charetty family, as a dyer´s apprentice.
After the demise of her husband, the Charetty widow continues the flourishing business. Nicholas turns out to be a multi-talented lad: he is skillful, socially apt, brilliant with figures and clever at spotting and and making the most of opportunities for conducting business and making profit.
To the surprise of all, and the rage of some, his social status rises very rapidly.
First volume in a series of eight about the House of Niccolo.
trade and commerce
Tulipomania, The Lady Tree, I Shall Maintain, Old Amsterdam, The Coffee Trader, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, The Free Negress Elisabeth, Nathaniel’s Nutmeg, The House of Windjammer, The Moneylender's Daughter, John Company, The Thousand Autumns of Jacbob de Zoet, Tulip Fever, History of a Pleasure Seeker, The Cocaine Salesman
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