Emmuska Orczy

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2020 in Facts and Figures

I already posted my main 2020 in Review and Looking Ahead to 2021 posts a while ago — only on my new blog (separate post to come) –, but I held back on my 2020 reading statistics until the year was well and truly over.  And for all my good intentions when posting my mid-year […]

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Emmuska Orczy: The Scarlet Pimpernel

“They seek him here, they seek him there …” Oh, what a glorious prelude to the 2018 Summer of Spies. Maybe not a “spy” novel in a narrower sense, but writing in 1902 and leagues ahead of her time, Orczy created the first book of what would become a series of perfect swashbucklers, starring a […]

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Emmuska Orczy: The Old Man in The Corner

London’s First Armchair Detective This is a collection of twelve stories taken from the first two (of three) books featuring the “Old Man in the Corner,” one of Emmuska Orczy’s very first literary creations and — but for Edgar Allan Poe’s M. Dupin (who solves the Mystery of Marie Rogêt solely based on a number […]

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