>Do you have comfort reads? Books you keep going back to over and over again. I do. One is a Tale of Two Cities (note to self, pull that book out and put at top of TBR pile). But my favorite comfort read of all time is The Scarlet Pimpernel.
My grandmother introduced me to so many wonderful novels and authors, but this was by far and away the best book she ever gave me to read. It has everything. Romance, adventure, intrigue, SWORD fighting, a dashing hero, a beautiful heroine and humor.
So pick up The Scarlet Pimpernel by the Baroness Ocrzy and give it a read.
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Frank Wildhorn’s fabulously successful musical was a sensation and up for several Tony awards a few years back. And just for fun, here’s an excerpt from the A&E production with Richard E. Grant who personified Sir Percy with all the grace, humor, skill and manliness needed for the character. This piece shows Sir Percy at his best being a fool, and yet underneath you can see how smart he really is right down to the snide asides he does. Listen carefully.