The Triumph of the Scarlet Pimpernel
Publish date: October 8th 2002
Publisher: House of Stratus
Pages no: 314
Edition language: English
Series: The Scarlet Pimpernel (#10)
Don't you love it when the author spoilers the ending with the book title? I know I do! Hah! I do but jest. The endings of novels of this type are never really in doubt, are they? It's not a matter of who will win, but how, and in this case the how is highly entertaining. Orczy's usual penchant fo...
I think this was the final book in the series??? (not sure about that) and it was generally entertaining, although it did tread some familiar ground. I enjoyed the explanation of the brand and what it meant, and found this, the winding up of Robespierre's time as leader of the Reign of Terror, an in...
[These notes were made in 1984:]. I remember this one vividly from my childhood as the story where Percy is branded with an "M" on his forearm. It's marginally more implausible than some of the others (involving, as it does, a "double" in the coal-heaver Rateau), but the final confrontation with Ch...