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The First Sir Percy (original 1921; edition 2010)

by Baroness Orczy

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Title:The First Sir Percy
Authors:Baroness Orczy
Info:Kessinger Publishing, LLC (2010), Hardcover, 264 pages
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The First Sir Percy by Baroness Orczy (1921)

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Sir Percy Blakenley, the Laughing Cavalier of Hals' fame, was a Dutch soldier of fortune until he discovered his rich English father. Although the Spanish are still threatening the Netherlands, Percy intends to retire to England and wealth with his beautiful Dutch bride, but treachery threatens his former friends and he must remain to finish the battle with them. This is actually a dandy story. It's written in Orczy's florid and romantic style, but the characters are interesting and I enjoyed it very much. Second of The Scarlet Pimpernel's prequels. ( )
  Bjace | Dec 9, 2012 |
  bluetyson | Sep 2, 2007 |
This is the second of the prequels I suppose you could say, to the main Scarlet Pimpernel chronology, and is the story of the older generation.

The woman the first Sir Percy is to marry has a brother that is definitely a nogoodnik, and this gets in the way of their life.

This has to be resolved, but it is not the same superheroic type style of the Pimpernel escapades, although the writing is similar.

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0602601.txt

http://superprose.blogspot.com/2007/01/scarlet-pimpernel-02-first-sir-percy.html ( )
  bluetyson | Jan 9, 2007 |
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More adventures of The Scarlet Pimpernel's ancestor, who shares his name, in Holland 1624.
A short story published in The Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel (1929).
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The story starts in 1624 in the Netherlands and concerns the Scarlet Pimpernel's ancestor, Diogenes, aka the first Sir Percy Blakeney. Diogenes and his friends Socrates and Pythagoras swear allegiance to the royalist cause. Their undivided loyalty results in many adventures - and more than one foe.

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