Sunday, November 20, 2005
Characters in Disguise
Thinking about The Scarlet Pimpernel made us think about characters in disguise. We have a fair selection of them in our own books!
Louise's book, The Marriage Debt, opens with the hero, Black Jack Standon, in a condemned cell in Newgate waiting to be hanged as a highwayman.
Only he isn't a highwayman, his name is Nicholas Lydgate - and when Katherine Cunningham marries him as a sure way to escape her debts and then clears his name, it turns out that she has married into something which scares her even more than the highwayman did.
Louise isn't the only one who likes heroes and heroines in disguise:
In Melinda's book The Dream Chasers, the heroine runs away disguised as a boy.
In Amanda's book The Silverton Scandal, Lucien, the hero is disguised as a highwayman.
In Kate's book The Lady Soldier, the heroine is disguised as a soldier