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Archive of posts tagged French Revolution

The Scarlet Pimpernel

The Scarlet Pimpernel, Baroness Orczy (1905; various reprints) Ages 15+ As a boy I saw one of the movie versions of this book and loved it. I then saw the book recommended by some good sources so it was on my “to find” booklist from early on. I have eagerly awaited the time to read […]

In the Reign of Terror

In the Reign of Terror, G. A. Henty (Blackie and Sons, no date), hb., 352 pp. Ages 7+ This is the first Henty book I ever read myself, and it shaped my positive view of Henty. I have looked forward to being able to read it to my boys, and I was gratified to see […]