I'm reading Rider Haggard's 1887 novel Allan Quatermain and greatly enjoying it! Quatermain is said to have been the basis for Indiana Jones, and here our hero and his companions are searching for a lost East African kingdom and facing all sorts of perils along the way. But there is plenty of stiff upper lip in evidence as they keep intact the English gentleman's fine reputation of honour and fearlessness. I've reached the point where the company must rescue a very plucky damsel in distress so I must go and read on!
Have you read any ripping yarns lately?