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Edward Cahill and the Scarlet Pimpernel

Just a small sample text from the Edward Cahill biography I am writing  and preoccupied with to the detriment of the rest of my life!  The brilliant, rather dashing, but now forgotten Australian pianist (my great-uncle) was on familiar terms with many of the leading literary, musical and political lights of the day. He performed often for royalty and the aristocracy of the time. There are many postings on this blog concerning him. The whole enterprise is being generously funded in part by a literary grant from the Australia Council, the cultural wing of the Australian Government. His story will be a fine addition to Australian National Biographies. Anthony Andrews as Sir Peter Blakeney, the Scarlet Pimpernel, in the 1982 movie ‘All done in the tying of a cravat’ Sir Percy had declared to his clique of admirers. We seek him here, we seek him there, Those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in heaven?—Is he in hell? That demmed, elusive Pimpernel Sir Percy