The author of A Trumpet Sounds (1961, p. 1050, J-330) has created another historical novel, this one centered on the French...

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THE RED BONNET

The author of A Trumpet Sounds (1961, p. 1050, J-330) has created another historical novel, this one centered on the French Revolution. The year is 1792; the scene opens in the Brittany village of Quatretours; the focus is on the troubled aristocratic family which formerly ruled the townsfolk. A band of revolutionaries reach the village and ruthlessly kill the now penniless Vicomte while his sons and daughter are away. Pierre, the youngest, returns; upon hearing the news, he joins the Breton Corsairs, a group of counter-revolutionaries who try to save the innocent from death. Intrigue thickens and the plot becomes somewhat confused when the scene shifts to Paris and becomes crowded with characters, all moving swiftly, quietly and undercover. Pierre helps save some priests from death and makes his way to England ia balloon where he meets again his sister Marguerite who has married a brother in the cause. Interesting reading for the history-minded which will require close attention.

Pub Date: May 1, 1964

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Doubleday

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1964

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