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The 17th Century James Bond.
5 January 2015
Films have been done on the Scarlet Pimpernel but the best way to experience it is to read it.
Set during the French Revolution, the Scarlet Pimpernel is an Englishman smuggling French aristocrats out of Paris to England. He is inventive and cunning and is and enigma to the French secret police, who have sent spies to London to unmask their wily foe.
Its a great yarn. It is like reading James Bond without his gadgets.