The Scarlet Pimpernel, by Baroness Emma Orczy
I accidentally reread this book within like half a year of last reading because I was suddenly in the mood for it. What makes me “in the mood” for a particular book at a particular time is always so mysterious to me!
But what I actually want to talk about is that I’m still obsessed with trying to figure out the details of
YES! Thank you! I thought I was being dense because I could never figure out Percy’s backstory (and I’ve read the book more times than I can recall). Is he mistrustful of Marguerite because he is the Pimpernel, and being married to a woman who creates extra work for you is never helpful, or does he become the Pimpernel in reaction to Marguerite’s betrayal? I think he’s been travelling ‘abroad’ pretty much since his childhood, so nobody really knows the real Percy anyway, but how much of his ‘fop persona’ is just an act?
I’m glad I’m not the only confused reader!