November: The Scarlet Pimpernel

scarletFor November, Read It & Steep will be reading The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy.

Amazon.com describes it as:

‘This timeless novel of intrigue and romance is the adventure of one man’s defiance in the face of authority. The rulers of the French Revolution are unable to discern the identity of the Scarlet Pimpernel, a man whose exploits are an embarrassment to the new regime. Is he an exiled French nobleman or an English lord? The only thing for certain is his calling card–the blood-red flower known as the Scarlet Pimpernel…’

I’m especially excited about this one.  It’s not only one of my favorite books ever, but it inspired an amazing series by Lauren Willig that I also fell in love with!  Should be a great discussion.

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