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Scarlet Pimpernel, The

The secret identity of English nobleman, Sir Percy Blakeney (Marius Goring) who, by day, pretends to be a limp-wristed fop, but, by night, dons the guise of the mysterious “Scarlet Pimpernel” to battle injustice in the early stages of the French Revolution on the syndicated adventure THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL/SYN/1956… 152 more words

Historical Adventures

The Power of Story

I’ve touched on this topic off and on in other posts, although not exactly from this direction. I am a confirmed bookaholic–reading is as necessary as breathing for me and I get completely lost in whatever story I’m reading. 432 more words


Latest Favorite Reads

It’s time for some more reading inspiration! I’ve been trucking through books like a librarian on espresso lately, and I can’t wait to share my most recent favorites! 601 more words

Random Rantings

Calendar Girls August: Best Historical Fiction

What are Flavia and Melanie trying to do to me?!?!?! How am I supposed to pick just ONE best historical fiction????????

Historical fiction. A fictional novel written in the actual past, containing real events, places, and people. 650 more words


French Revolution Émigrés in England, a Guest Post from Lona Manning | ReginaJeffers's Blog

Did you ever read The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy? It’s a romantic and thrilling classic about the French Revolution. I’d like to share some of my research about the real lives of the refugees from that time… 66 more words

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The Book Life

The life-book analogy is not a new concept. Although the life-book analogy is as worn out as a toddlers favorite blanket, bear with it just one more time because you’re about to get a fresh spin on it! 347 more words

For Teens

Reading Round-up (alfresco edition)

It’s been an odd week, the awfulness of the news occasionally escaped with big doses of nostalgia and, well,  escapism.

I’ve been redecorating, and just giving in and going with my previously-restrained urge to paint every room various shades of green or white and give up all ideas of variety. 602 more words