By Plume and Sword

By Plume and Sword or By Pen and by Sword (Russian: Пером и шпагой) is a novel by the Soviet writer Valentin Pikul, written in 1963 and first published in 1972.[1] It describes secret diplomacy during the Seven Years' War and the reign of Elizabeth of Russia. Its central character is the Chevalier d'Eon.

In 2008, a miniseries based on the novel was broadcast on Russian television in twelve 45-minute episodes.[2][3]


  1. ^ Дубин, Борис (2017-09-05). Интеллектуальные группы и символические формы. Очерки социологии современной культуры. ISBN 9785457388062.
  2. ^ "Perom i shpagoy (TV Mini Series 2007– ) - IMDb".
  3. ^ "Encyclopédie | Cinéma & Histoire – Histoire & Cinéma".