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The Scarlet Pimpernel
The Scarlet Pimpernel | Baroness Orczy
An adventure novel by Emma Orczy is set during the Reign of Terror following the start of the French Revolution. The title character, Sir Percy Blakeney, a wealthy English fop who transforms into a formidable swordsman and a quick-thinking escape artist, is a hero with a secret identity.
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Oblomov26
The Scarlet Pimpernel | Baroness Orczy
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They seek him here… They seek him there…. I read this book when I a teenager and revisiting this story I am not sure what to make of it. A grand adventure set during the French revolution with the Pimpernel leading a group of English noblemen rescuing victims from the guillotine. A rip roaring romantic adventure, but written in an overwrought and ornate style and with sexual politics which I find now grinds on me more than when I was younger.

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jmtrivera
The Scarlet Pimpernel | Emmuska Orczy
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I tend to enjoy classics, but I liked this one more than expected. I liked the sort of melodramatic soap opera feel, & was pleasantly surprised to find Marguerite was really the central character. I'm usually frustrated by plots that could be solved if the characters told each other the truth, but I could see how this could happen in a marriage w/stubborn & prideful spouses. I didn't love the last sequence in France but honestly, the rest was fun.

Tamra I‘ve had this TBR for sooo long! 3mo
jmtrivera @Tamra It was a quick read! I gave it a few minutes before bed every night, and it went fast. 3mo
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AbigailDays
The Scarlet Pimpernel | Baroness Orczy
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Yep, just as good as I remembered! The characters are believable and sympathetic, the plot is good, and the story well- told. Something I particularly appreciate is that the hero escapes each situation in a believable manner- the are no crazy coincidences where the hero prevails through a weird set of circumstances. I definitely recommend, and will likely reread it myself again!

Charityann I enjoyed this book and, the movie is pretty good too! 😊 5mo
AbigailDays @Charityann which version did you see? I remember liking a very old one several years ago but I haven't been able to find it again 5mo
Charityann @AbigailDays I saw the 1982 version, and possibly an older one as well, but the 1982 one is the one I really remember. 5mo
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AbigailDays
Scarlet Pimpernel | Emmuska Orczy
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Took my book for a walk yesterday! Then promptly got lost in the story and ended up rather sunburnt. Still worth it!
#hiking #extremereading

Lynnsoprano Gorgeous! Do you mind if I ask where this is? 5mo
AbigailDays @Lynnsoprano it was about halfway up a mountain in the American southwest. I'd rather not be too specific, if you don't mind. 😁 Ther view was completely worth the hike to get there! 5mo
Karizma @AbigailDays I love your views! Reminds me of hiking in AZ when I lived there. 5mo
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AbigailDays
Scarlet Pimpernel | Emmuska Orczy
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I picked this off my shelf for my next #habitica #modestreadingchallenge read. Absolutely loved this in high school, but don't think I've read it since. Which is a real shame considering a mutual love of this book is how I met my best friend!
I'm excited to see if the book is as good as I remember.

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tealwish
The Scarlet Pimpernel | Baroness Orczy
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1. Pennsylvania, U.S.
2. N. K. Jemison - I am halfway through The Fifth Season and enjoying her style.
3. Goodreads says my Want To Read Shelf is 180
4. The chaise end of my couch
5. The tagged book is a classic that doesn't get enough love. I plan on rereading it this year to see if it is as good as I remember.
Thanks, @tessavi #littenintro

tessavi Thank you for the recommendation! My want to read list is even longer than TBR books I own 😅 11mo
tealwish @tessavi Well I recently purged all the books that I couldn't remember why or when I added them to my Goodreads Want to Read Shelf and that made a huge decrease! 11mo
readordierachel N.K. Jemisin is one of my favorites! 11mo
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magicalshelves
The Scarlet Pimpernel | Baroness Orczy
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It has been a long time since I have enjoyed a classic! This was a fun adventure story set in the early days of the French Revolution. I actually became interested in this book due to the Broadway show. I recommend this for fans of historical fiction and I highly suggest you listen to the Broadway soundtrack, it is amazing.
#classicliterature #classics #readtheclassics

MrBook I really enjoyed this one as well! 😁 11mo
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magicalshelves
The Scarlet Pimpernel | Baroness Orczy
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The Scarlet Pimpernel has been excellent so far! It‘s been a long, long time since I‘ve read a classic ( and enjoyed it) and this book has been surprisingly fun! It‘s definitely the book I needed to break up my fantasy burn out.
#classics #classicliterature

ladym30 Beautiful illustration! 14mo
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thegreentealibrarian
Scarlet Pimpernel | Emmuska Baroness Orczy
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Hour 5: I'm really fond of this flavor.
"I heard he's fussy with his food." "And eats his breakfast in the nude."
#readathon #deweyoct

LibrarianRyan Were they quoting my guy Josh?? 🤨 14mo
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thegreentealibrarian
Scarlet Pimpernel | Emmuska Baroness Orczy
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Hour 4: More excited for this classic than the other. 🎠😍 #readathon #deweyoct

Tomigirl44 Great book 📖 and movie 🎥 14mo
Linsy Yaaaaas! 🙌 14mo
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Mitch
The Scarlet Pimpernel | Baroness Orczy
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Crime is still my go-read when I need a comforting easy ride, & I appreciate the irony in that! Didn‘t realise there were 45 Agatha Christie movies!

https://crimereads.com/the-15-most-film-adapted-women-crime-writers/

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awishman
The Scarlet Pimpernel | Baroness Orczy
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This was a fast, exciting read. Got really caught up in the spy story.
#BacktoClassicsChallenge2018
#Colorinthetitle

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Moray_Reads
Scarlet Pimpernel | Emmuska Orczy
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1. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-leeds-44713074/pied-crow-with-yorkshire...
2. I don't know about "best" but this is one of my favourites. So very silly
3. 2 but they're only alive because they belong to my flatmate!
4. Music
5. Mostly pets and the odd rodent sighting...
#humpdaypost @MinDea

Texreader Love that video!! 1y
Moray_Reads @Texreader isn't she funny? 😂 1y
julesG 😂😂😂 1y
LeahBergen 😂😂 1y
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Linsy
The Scarlet Pimpernel | Baroness Orczy
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What a fun ride! I found this classic novel delightful and hilarious. I only wish it were longer! 🌺

#backpackeurope #classics #bookreview

CarolynM I believe there are sequels. I haven't read any but you might want to try them🙂 1y
Linsy @CarolynM Ooh, thanks! I will for sure look them up! 1y
margreads They seek him here, they seek him there!! 1y
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Linsy @margreads Those Frenchies seek him everywhere! 1y
LeahBergen It‘s such a fun read. 👏🏻 1y
margreads @Linsy indeed they do 1y
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Linsy
The Scarlet Pimpernel | Baroness Emmuska Orczy Orczy
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On my way to France, I decided to continue with classics for the rest of my trip. Emma was so witty, I hoped to find something comical as well. So, next up: The Scarlet Pimpernel! #backpackeurope #classics

rajithr I think this one is too pulpy, compared to how profound was the scene in France at that time 🕵️‍♂️🤙 1y
KellyHunsakerReads I‘m not a big fan of this book but the classics are my favorite genre 1y
Linsy @rajithr I would agree that it is not serious, nor is it trying to seriously address the French Revolution, but I like the writing and am finding it immensely entertaining! (edited) 1y
Linsy @Hunsakermountain I must admit, I‘m charmed by it so far. 1y
KellyHunsakerReads @Lindy... that‘s great! Maybe I need to give it a second chance. 1y
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LaraReads
The Scarlet Pimpernel | Baroness Orczy
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We seek him here, we seek him there,
Those Frenchies seek him everywhere.
Is he in heaven? — Is he in hell?
That damned, elusive Pimpernel

#revolution #heyjune

Cinfhen That edition is stunning!! I love the cover art 😍 1y
Cinfhen Haven‘t read this one🙈 1y
GypsyKat I agree with @Cinfhen It‘s a beautiful cover! 1y
writerlibrarian I love this cover a lot. Emma Orczy created the original Batman. I read this as a teenager then saw the tv adaptation with Jane Seymour as Marguerite and Anthony Andrews and read it again. The Broadway adaptation is just... well if you can get your hand on the soundtrack it's so worth it. I saw the play in Stratford about 10 years ago and of course I read it again. I'm due for a reread. (edited) 1y
LaraReads @cinfhen @gypsykat agreed! @writerlibrarian yes to all of that! Read it in high school, and of course then when I watched Anthony Andrews in the role I was done for! Swoon😍 I saw it on National Tour in 2000 when we were living in CT. I still have my keychain. It‘s such a great story! 1y
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erzascarletbookgasm
The Scarlet Pimpernel | Baroness Orczy
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Oh my, 20 additions to the Penguin English Library series, illustrated by Coralie Bickford Smith. 😍
https://www.penguin.co.uk/articles/book-talk/series/penguin-english-library/

tpixie Such lovely covers!! Such artwork!!! 2y
Kalalalatja Gorgeous! 2y
tpixie British covers are always so much better than USA ones. I usually like British titles better also! 2y
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ephemeralwaltz 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍🔥🔥🔥 2y
BiblioLitten 😍❤💜 I'm just using these emojis a lot today. So many beautiful shelves and covers. 2y
youneverarrived Ahh these are gorgeous 😍 2y
rabbitprincess I enjoy the one for The Thirty-Nine Steps 😊 2y
batsy Ooohhh 😍😍😍 2y
Moray_Reads Those are particularly lovely covers 😍 2y
sudi I love these covers, so beautiful 😍💙💚💛💜 2y
Wife ❤️ 2y
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LeahBergen
The Scarlet Pimpernel | Baroness Orczy
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I don‘t remember this part of the story...

#WorseCover
#MayLovesClassics
#LitsyClassics

rubyslippersreads I definitely need a reread. 😹 2y
Kalalalatja 🤯🤯 it makes no sense! 2y
Moray_Reads You don't remember the kitten in the briefcase?! 2y
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JSW What even. 2y
saresmoore Hahaha! Some publishers will do anything to sell a book! 2y
TrishB 😂😂🐈 2y
2BR02B I think they mixed up their "book cover" and "motivational poster" stock photography collections. ? 2y
Lcsmcat What??? 2y
vivastory Great Classic Series strikes again! 😂😂 2y
Dragon Maybe they didn‘t realize a Scarlet Pimpernel is a type of flower 🌺 not a type of briefcase? 2y
DebinHawaii How could you have missed the whole "kitten in a briefcase" ??part of the story?! ??? 2y
OrangeMooseReads 🧐🤨 if there are kittens involved I really need to bump this up the TBR 2y
LaraReads What the what?! How perplexing. 🤔 2y
Sarah83 Oh my god 🤦🤦🤦 2y
Linsy 😂 1y
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LaraReads
The Scarlet Pimpernel | Baroness Orczy
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I have some of my favorite #oldcoolbooks on a shelf with some of my old cool stuff. I‘m a bit of a dusty relic collector. I found this library of Reader's Digest Best Loved Books for Young Readers at Goodwill. I just adore the colors & look, though I only have 9 of 12 volumes. Still looking! Volume 2 contains a favorite, The Scarlet Pimpernel. Sir Percy & Marguerite have an unconventional, yet epic, #lovestory ♥️ #litsyclassics

KathyWheeler I love that book! And the movie and the mini-series. 2y
LaraReads @KathyWheeler yes, yes! All of that! Anthony Andrews! ?? And my husband (then fiancé) took me to see the play on national tour back in 2000...when he still was trying to woo me & knew it was my fave! 2y
KathyWheeler @LaraReads ❤️👍🏼 2y
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Bambolina_81 I love your shelf! Gorgeous. 2y
ReadZenRites Lovely 😍 2y
Linsy I LOVE this! So beautiful!! 💕 2y
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Victoria_Clyne
The Scarlet Pimpernel | Baroness Orczy
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I've been trying to catch up on my reviews and this is the last in my backlog. I quite enjoyed this one though I did find it a bit predictable.

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BritanyA
The Scarlet Pimpernel | Baroness Orczy
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️: The inspiration for Batman? A quaint tale of intrigue and mystery. Add in a dose of romance and I was hooked. Ending Fell a bit flat for me though. #Classic #SerialReader #ModernMrsDarcy

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Tamra
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Oh my!! 😲 @ForeverNerdy has the sweetest & most talented family! We were so excited to receive two boxes from our pen & reading pals! This isn‘t even all of it, only what I could gather in the pic because my kids confiscated the other things. 😹 We‘re all so impressed with the knitting & crocheting. A big thank you to Krista! 💜💜 Eliel has already written a note.

vkois88 Holy cow!! That's an amazing package to receive! Very talented Littens out there ❤ 2y
britt_brooke So nice! Love the bookmarks! 🤩 2y
Tamra @vkois88 unbelievable! I wish I had a talent I could mail! 😆 2y
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[DELETED] 3803335244 Oh I‘m so happy it got there! And both boxes at the same time! ❤️ We all had such a fun time making and putting everything together. ❤️❤️❤️ And I hope the treats are ok? I should have asked about the candy. ☺️ 2y
Tamra @ForeverNerdy oh heaven‘s yes, they love it! 😁 Holden has already gobbled down the chocolate. 😋 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Oh I love it! 2y
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Chrissyreadit
The Scarlet Pimpernel | Baroness Orczy
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I love the Serial Reader app- even while reading three other books at the same time. Anyone else read multiple books depending on place and mood? Anyone else love Serial Reader?

Samplergal I've finished ten books on there and usually read three or more going at a time. Plus regular books. I like it. I doubt I would have read some of these books otherwise. 2y
jpmcwisemorgan I like it too, although I haven‘t used it in awhile. 2y
Daisey I really like it, although I‘m not currently reading anything with it. I often use it as one of several books. 2y
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Libby1 YES! I do the same thing. I adore it. I‘ve read things I never would have thought of until I saw them on the app. I started using it right before Christmas and I just finished what I think was serial 18 yesterday. 💕 2y
Aseleener I love @SerialReader ! I am in a classic lit book club, so I have read several that way. I'm currently halfway through Middlemarch. I usually have a serial going in addition to my regular read, my audiobook, and whatever kiddie lit I'm reading to my daughters. 2y
rabbitprincess I love it! I usually have two serials going at a time. Right now it's The Brothers Karamazov and The Canterbury Tales, so I'll be reading those for a while 😂 2y
Chrissyreadit @Aseleener what was your favorite? 2y
Chrissyreadit @Samplergal I read them infrequently but agree- several I would have never known about without @SerialReader . 2y
ladyonequestion Just got it, already got three serials going, two I've been meaning to read for AGES 2y
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Naomis-shelf
Scarlet Pimpernel | Baroness Orczy, Emmuska Baroness Orczy, Orczy, Baroness Crczy
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Just started my new buddy read! I already love the wit and humour in this book. 5 chapters a week might be torture but it adds depth to the reading and discussion.

AshleyHoss820 Oh, man! I love this book! Enjoy! 1y
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Moray_Reads
The Scarlet Pimpernel | Baroness Orczy
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So very silly but la! What fun! I love the Scarlet Pimpernel. And now I really want to watch the film. 🤺🌺 #FolioFreaks

rubyslippersreads Is this a #Folio edition? It's beautiful! 2y
Moray_Reads @rubyslippersreads it's quite an old one from 1997 but the pictures are gorgeous. It's usually quite easy to find second hand 2y
LeahBergen I have this edition and love it. And you‘re right - this story is so silly but I was still enchanted. 😄 2y
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Moray_Reads @LeahBergen i keep meaning to treat the sequels but I haven't got round to it yet 2y
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads You need this edition. Scroll down to see the fab cover in one of my posts. 2y
LeahBergen @Moray_Reads I haven‘t yet, either. 2y
Dulcinella It is an enjoyable read indeed! 2y
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen You're right; I need it. Is this revenge for the books I made you buy yesterday? 😂 2y
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads Yes. Yes, it is. 😈 2y
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Margriet
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So far I've read 8,5 hours for the #24in48 readathon and after I bailed The Outcasts of Time I started with The Scarlet Pimpernel: what a delight!!

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Margriet
The Scarlet Pimpernel | Baroness Orczy
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I'm having a late start to the #24in48 readathon, but I am ready now! I'm not gonna go for the full 24 hours, and probably not even 12, but I might get in 6 to 8 hours today 😊 This is a stack of books I picked up from the library yesterday 📚 can you tell I like Historical Fiction? 😇

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Austen_Nerd
The Scarlet Pimpernel | Baroness Orczy
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I found this copy on my pew at church today!!

Bkwurm Literally a gift from the heavens! 2y
Austen_Nerd @Bkwurm so true!! 🎁😊 2y
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MrBook
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#BookNDinner! Accompaniment this warmer and breezy night: cheese tortellini in a puttanesca sauce with ground beef and pork, and A&W root beer. MMMmmm 😋! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookBookBabeKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

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MrBook
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#BookNDinner! Accompaniment this frickin' freezing night: meatloaf with caramelized cabbage, roasted sweet potatoes, and sparkling mineral water. MMMMmmm 😋! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookBookBabeKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

AshleyHoss820 This is one of my favorite books! I don‘t see it get mentioned enough! 😊 2y
SpeculativeFemale Carmalized cabbage? I'm intrigued! 2y
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MrBook
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#BookNDinner! Accompaniment this cold and snowy night was: creamy chicken tetrazzini with egg noodles, and sparkling mineral water. MMMmmm 😋! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookBookBabeKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

aprilpohren Yum!! 2y
raelaschoenherr Love this book!! It‘s a fave :) 2y
UwannaPublishme 😍😍😍 2y
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MrBook
The Scarlet Pimpernel | Baroness Orczy
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#BookNDinner! Accompaniment this cold and snowy evening: mushroom and black olive pizza, wings, garlic knots, and Pepsi. MMMmmmm 😋! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookBookBabeKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

ScientistSam 💕 that book! And most of the movie adaptations, too😋 2y
BeckyD Love that book too. 2y
readinginthedark I read this one years ago and have been searching for the sequel, but it‘s out of print and so hard to find! 2y
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ScientistSam @readinginthedark if you're OK with electronic versions, it might be worth checking on Project Gutenberg for a free download. Not sure if it's there, but they have so many hard-to-find books that are out of copyright. 2y
Lova Haven‘t read the book but the dinner looks good! 2y
readinginthedark @ScientistSam It wasn‘t there the last time I checked. 😕But they‘re always working on it, so I‘ll check again. Thanks for the reminder! 2y
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MrBook
The Scarlet Pimpernel | Baroness Emmuska Orczy Orczy
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#BookNDinner! Accompaniment this frigid and icy night: chicken parmigiana over penne and rigatoni on a red wine sauce, with Vanilla Coke. MMMMmmm 😋! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookBookBabeKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

kspenmoll Delish! 2y
SamHeartCoffee So much yum! 2y
Gissy 😋 2y
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MrBook
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#BookNDinner! Accompaniment this warm and humid night: pork fillets, rice pilaf, steamed green beans, and sparkling mineral water. MMMmmm 😋! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookBookBabeKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

Jennick2004 Wow you‘ve got the MyPlate right with that mound of beans...yum! 2y
Dragon Love that book 🌺 2y
Lcsmcat 🌺🌺❤️🌺🌺 2y
GlassAsDiamonds Love that series! Want to slap both Marguriette and Percy a few (dozen) times but still love it. 😊😊😊 2y
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writerlibrarian
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When I need to play nice at work in order to fit in or find ways to make things work I think of this book and how the hero hides, plays nice and gets his way. #survivingdecember

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rebecca_lib
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Pickpick

Still working through my #swashbuckling TBR. Karen Savage is a fantastic narrator, look out for this free #Librivox #audio recording.

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Sarah83
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The.Book.Drunkard
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erzascarletbookgasm
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"They seek him here, they seek him there
Those Frenchies seek him everywhere
Is he in heaven or is he in hell?
That demned elusive Pimpernel"

I should read this again someday..#somanybookssolittletime
#setinfrance #jubilantjuly @RealLifeReading

raeintheworld My high school self worshipped this book. I should read it again too. 2y
JazzFeathers When l was a little girl, the tv series was one of my favourite 2y
Loreen I 💗💗💗 this book and that rhyme. 2y
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Seshat
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TheBookCorgi
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"We seek him here, we seek him there, Those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in heaven? - Is he in hell? That damned, elusive Pimpernel?"

#Classics #ReadingWomenMonth #photochallenge #women_writers #thebookcorgi

Shvonne The Scarlet Pumpernickel! #looneytunes. #sorry (edited) 3y
Hooked_on_books Welcome back, Dylan! I've missed seeing your posts! 3y
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LeahBergen
The Scarlet Pimpernel | Baroness Orczy
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Up next. I love starting a new book. 😍
#FolioSociety

AbstractMonica This is so perfect 😍 3y
shawnmooney Pretty! 3y
Nat_Reads Delightful picture and pretty edition!! 3y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Me too ❤️ 3y
Sydsavvy OMG you are going to love it!!! 3y
daena Great photo 📷🍷 3y
emilyhaldi So pretty 😍🍷 3y
rubyslippersreads 😍📚😍🍷 3y
batsy Beautiful. I've never read this, hope it's a good one! It's 9am here, is it too early to be thinking of wine? 😁🍷 3y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Gorgeous book! I love the Richard E Grant TV movies. 3y
Reviewsbylola Beautiful! 3y
readinginthedark I love this book! But I've never been able to get my hands on the rest of the series. 😕 3y
raeintheworld I love The Scarlet Pimpernel! The end of Chapter 16 wrecks me. 3y
ScientistSam 💕 3y
EvieBee I love this book too! And like @readinginthedark I haven't been able to find the other books! Argh! 3y
Hobbinol 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻Never read it/always wanted to! 3y
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Dogearedcopy
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April Wrap-Up: 11 Audiobooks, 12 print/ebooks, and 10 short stories... My absolute favorite was 'The Scarlet Pimpernel' with its adventure, romance, intrigue and melodrama! Other bookish stuff: Finally caught up w/Game of Thrones TV series, and went to see 'Beauty and the Beast' which I actually liked more than the animated feature! (Image: Bird's Eye View of a Unicorn frap. Tasted like a liquid Airheads Xtremes Bluest Raspberry 🤢)

Reviewsbylola Very pretty but sounds disgusting! 3y
Dogearedcopy @Reviewsbylola That pretty much sums it up! 3y
LauraBeth They sold out of unicorn fraps within hours on the first day at every Starbucks near me so I didn't get to try it ☹️ 3y
ScientistSam Love The Scarlet Pimpernel! There are a couple of lovely movie adaptations too (which is not something I usually say about movie adaptations of books I love). My favorite is the one with Leslie Howard. 3y
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Librarianaut
The Scarlet Pimpernel | Baroness Orczy
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I love this book; it made HS history so much more fun! #masked #aprilbookshowers

Dragon Such a fun story 🌺 3y
Bradleygirl Anthony Daniels Pimpernel FTW! 3y
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Chelsey
The Scarlet Pimpernel | Baroness Orczy
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#aprilbookshowers @RealLifeReading #masked My favorite fighting fop The Scarlet Pimpernel aka Sir Percy Blakeney. I was always bothered at how long it took his wife to figure it out, but marriage was a very different thing at that time I guess.

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Dogearedcopy
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I feel like I'm admitting to a guilty pleasure when I say that I just *loved* this book! I read it in installments (Serial Reader) and everyday ended on a cliffhanger that added to the excitement! It's adventure, romance, intrigue, and ridiculous levels of melodrama... It also introduces the concept of the masked avenger, the precedent of Zorro and Batman 😉

CrowCAH Love this book, too! Have you seen the old 1934 movie? I can still remember watching it for the first time at my Grandma's, such mystery and intrigue! 3y
Dogearedcopy @CrowCAH No! I haven't *yet*! But I just found out I can watch it free via AMZN Prime! 3y
CrowCAH @Dogearedcopy awesome; definitely give it a watch!!! 😊 3y
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Mehso-so

I really liked the TV-series based on the Scarlet Pimpernel back in... whenever that was. And the first book is equally amusing, at least the first half of it. In the second part the constant references to women as children and the characterization of Jews did become a bit much...

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tricours
The Scarlet Pimpernel | Baroness Orczy
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So glad I got this when it was a Daily Deal on Audible! I've missed this story. (Walter in chewing bliss after an audiowalk.)

Suzze He looks like his eyes are quickly drifting shut. 🐶💙 3y
LauraBeth He looks like a sweet boy 3y
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wonga
The Scarlet Pimpernel | Baroness Orczy
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good vs evil, adventure, suspense, true love. What's not to like?! I spent $1.99 so I could read ahead! #serialreader

Dogearedcopy I'm reading 'The Scarlet Pimpernel' now! And I love reading it in installments like this too. For this book, the serialized aspect keeps the tension alive... I use the read ahead function for the short stories 😉 (edited) 3y
readinginthedark I love this book--I need to track down a copy of the second one and continue the series! 3y
wonga @readinginthedark so apparently there are 16 books in the Scarlet Pimpernel series. i had no idea! 3y
readinginthedark @wonga Oh, I know, isn't it crazy? But they are so hard to find! 3y
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wonga
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Bradleygirl The Scarlet Pimpernel FTW! 3y
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