WIN 1 of 20 copies of the novel Into the World by Stephanie Parkyn, thanks to Allen & Unwin.

  1. In the midst of the French Revolution, unwed mother Marie-Louise Girardin takes one last look at her baby son before entrusting him to her friend, the revolutionary Olympe de Gouges. She must escape, and only the most daring plan will bring her both the anonymity she needs and the independence to return one day for her son.

Marie-Louise disguises herself as a man and joins a voyage of exploration employed as a steward on the Recherche, one of two ships commissioned to journey to the Great Southern Ocean to find the missing explorer La Perouse.

Protecting her identity throughout, Marie-Louise forms friendships among the eccentric naturalists. But tensions rise between the royalist officers and the revolutionaries, and Marie-Louise’s position becomes precarious when she discovers someone on board knows the secrets of her past. When the expedition docks in Java, chaos erupts as they learn of King Louis XVI’s execution and are imprisoned by the Dutch. Marie-Louise seems certain to be unmasked. Will she ever return to France and be reunited with her child?

Inspired by a true story, Into the World is a compelling novel of the amazing life of Marie-Louise Girardin battling perilous seas, her own self-doubt, and finding unforeseen loves on a journey to reclaim her child.


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  • The Count of Montie Christo is a favourite of mine he went very deffinatly through a torrid time, He found the treasure after he escaped and as a man of wealth and power he became divine

  • In Lucifer the TV program his mother uses the body of another person completely changing everything about herself.

  • Superman as Clark Kent those glasses fooled us all!

  • Sherlock Holmes as it become famous, it’s been in the movie, exhibition in museum.

  • I love Mrs Doubtfire. That disguise is amazing simple yet complex and shows the lengths fathers will for their children

  • Mrs Doubtfire and we all still love that movie. Robin Williams was brilliant in the disguise. My son has just watched it and loved it as well perfect for young and old.

  • Scarlet Pimpernel is the one who comes to mind, he and his men cleverly rescue people from the violent French government and in each case left a red flower behind. His identity and secret were kept and only us the readers and his men know.

  • The ancient Greeks made the Trojan Horse the most famous disguise of all time, which was a mind-blowing achievement in propaganda — no one would really try to sneak past enemy defenses inside a huge wooden horse.

  • Dr who and I love him

  • In the movie “The List of Adrian Messenger” Kirk Douglas the actor used a lot of different disguises in the film, it was brilliant as until the end of the movie you didn’t even know how many different people & parts he played..

  • Barbara Streisand in Yentl as she was the most convincing person I’ve ever seen to play the opposite sex. Powerful movie!

  • Most disguise fictional character is wolverine because they look so scary to me with all the sharp knives. I am afraid of sharp things that could be the reason I don’t like much poor wolverine.

  • Madame Doubtfire, by Anne Fine. Where the main male character who is divorced dresses up as a female nanny just to be able to spend time with his kids. It is so funny and such a great length he went to.

  • A classic gender swap – Mulan taking her father’s place to join the army.

  • Not sure but love reading – so am entering this competition. Thank you :)

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