While I was designing the patterns I was watching Merle Oberon and Leslie Howard in the 1934 rendition (my favorite) playing their parts rushing about and having a great time. Turns out that Baroness Orczy who wrote the first book wrote several others in the genre using our intrepid adventurer Sir Percy Blakeney. I can't wait to dig in and see what other adventures our zany Pimpernel gets up to. You can find the books for free, as recordings on Librivox here.
Anyone want to join me? I was thinking it would be great fun to listen/watch while in a chat world, perhaps on Ravelry in our group? What do you say? And of course you can come along to play regardless of knitting prowess. 😏 Lets play!
Let me start things off with symbolism from the book, taken from The Novel Guide.