THE EMPEROR�S CANDLESTICKS is a historical novel by Baroness Orczy. Written soon after the birth of her son John, it is her first book as an author rather than translator. As in the Scarlet Pimpernel, the theme is international intrigue, but this time the setting is pre-World War One Europe and Russia rather than Revolutionary France.
About the Author
Baroness Emma Orczy (full name: Emma ("Emmuska") Magdolna Roz�lia M�ria Jozefa Borb�la Orczy de Orczi) (September 23, 1865 � November 12, 1947) was a British novelist, playwright and artist of Hungarian noble origin. She was most notable for her series of novels featuring the Scarlet Pimpernel. Some of her paintings were exhibited at the Royal Academy in London.