Wednesday, 23 September 2015

The Scarlet Pimpernel

Baroness Orczy was born 150 years ago today. Her most famous creation is the Scarlet Pimpernel, a disguised crimefighter who uses a foppish secret identity in public. Might have had a bit of an influence on the superhero genre there... Other notable creations include Lady Molly of Scotland Yard, a female detective hero who first appeared in 1910.

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