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The Scarlet Pimpernel
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Excellent! It’s a Batman story with a love angle. It’s a spy novel with a dastardly villain, plenty of intrigue, clever escapades and a generally fabulous action adventure.

A group of Englishmen led by a notoriously daring but hitherto unknown figure known as the Scarlet Pimpernel is rescuing French aristocrats and their families bound for the guillotine during the French Revolution. The said aristocrats are smuggled out of France under the authorities’ collective noses and the French government, feeling a little undermined, is sending spies to England to uncover the identity of this meddlesome person.

Great romp.

Btw, I loved the word ‘citoyenne’. I love the way it rolls off the tongue.

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