Adventures Of The Scarlet Pimpernel
The Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel: Volume 2
The third novel by the author of South Riding Joanna Burton was born in South Africa but sent by her missionary father to be raised in Yorkshire. There she dreams of the far-off lands she will visit and adventures to come. At 18, tall and flaxen-haired, she meets Teddy Leigh, a young man on his way to the trenches of World War I. Joanna has been in love beforewith Sir Walter Raleigh, with the Scarlet Pimpernel, with Coriolanusbut this is different.