The locals all fall off their tavern stools with surprise when a strange figure arrives to the village. He says he is a knight, and he does have a magnificent horse and a gleaming silver sword. But he is wearing...a dress! Sir Ulrich has not dedicated his life to fighting for one woman - he is fighting for Venus, the goddess of love, and he will fight any knight in the land for her honour. Unfortunately, fighting in a silk dress is not so easy. An unusual tale, based on a real medieval knight, this story is full of Terry Deary's dark humour and dry wit.
Terry Deary began his writing career with fiction for A&C Black. He is now author of over 140 fiction and non-fiction books, which have been published in 32 languages. His historical fiction for older children Tudor Terror has been praised as "a marvellous blend of fact and fiction" (School Librarian). His non-fiction has been consistently in the best-seller lists since 1994. His Horrible Histories celebrated their 10th anniversary in 2003, having sold 10 million copies worldwide and been adapted as television animations, theatre tours and museum exhibitions. Terry Deary was voted "Outstanding children's non-fiction author of the 20th Century" by Books for Keeps magazine.