Gill Paul - Author

About the Author

Gill Paul is a Scottish-born, London-based writer of historical fiction and non-fiction. Her novels include The Secret Wife (2016), a tragic love story about the Russian royal family, Women and Children First (2012), set on the Titanic, The Affair (2013), set in Rome during the making of Cleopatra, and No Place for a Lady (2015), about the women who accompanied the soldiers to the Crimean War. Her non-fiction includes A History of Medicine in 50 Objects (2016), World War I Love Stories (2014) and Royal Love Stories (2015). Gill has written about relationships for a number of newspapers and magazines, and has an occasionally successful sideline in matchmaking. She swims year-round in an outdoor pond.
 

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Featured books by Gill Paul

Titanic Love Stories

Titanic Love Stories

Author: Gill Paul Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/10/2011

Love stories from the Titanic include a multi-millionaire John Jacob Astor and his wife Madeleine, who had eloped to escape the gossip-mongers. Only Madeleine and their unborn child would make it home. Then there was Daniel Marvin, whose wedding to Mary Farquarson was the first recorded on film. The groom helped his young bride onto a life raft but refused to save himself. And there were Edward and Ethel Beane, who had saved up for six years to get married and lost everything on the Titantic. They survived, but refused ever to talk about what happened to them.

Other books by Gill Paul

The Lost Daughter

The Lost Daughter

Author: Gill Paul Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/10/2018

'Bold and powerful, filled with emotion, tension and vivid characters in a setting that is rich in historical detail' Kate Furnivall A Russian princess. An extraordinary sacrifice. A captivating secret... From the author of The Secret Wife, a gripping journey through decades and across continents, of love, devastating loss and courage against all odds. 1918 With the country they once ruled turned against them, the future of Russia's imperial family hangs in the balance. When middle daughter Maria Romanova captivates two of the guards, it will lead to a fateful choice between right and wrong. Fifty-five years later . . . Val rushes to her father's side when she hears of his troubling end-of-life confession: 'I didn't want to kill her.' As she unravels the secrets behind her mother's disappearance when she was twelve years old, she finds herself caught up in one of the world's greatest mysteries. Readers adore the novels of Gill Paul: 'One of my favourite books of this year. Fascinating, glamorous and utterly compelling... historical fiction at its best' Tracy Rees, author of The Hourglass 'A marvellous, perfect read' The Sun 'Cleverly crafted and enthralling. A triumph' Dinah Jeffries 'A wonderful book. Loved the seamless blend of fact and fiction' Kathryn Hughes 'Compelling and full of surprises ****' The Lady 'This engrossing, heart-wrenching novel moves between the decades, combining history with fiction to portray the tragic events of the Russian Revolution' Sunday Express 'Riveting! I thoroughly enjoyed this intriguing tale of friendship and betrayal' Rosanna Ley 'With superb story-telling and a lush backdrop of period detail...a novel that is impossible to put down, abouttwo women who are impossible to forget. I loved it!' Hazel Gaynor 'I devoured Another Woman's Husband in a few days. This has bestseller written all over it' Louise Beech 'With seamless ease Gill evokes the events and characters of two eras...with great verve and a smattering of delicious fictional licence. Delightful' Liz Trenow 'Gill Paul has taken two of the twentieth century's most enigmatic women, one revered, the other reviled, and woven them into a deft story of friendship and betrayal' Kate Riordan

Women and Children First Bravery, Love and Fate: the Untold Story of the Doomed Titanic

Women and Children First Bravery, Love and Fate: the Untold Story of the Doomed Titanic

Author: Gill Paul Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/10/2018

Praise for Gill Paul: `A cleverly crafted novel and an enthralling story... A triumph.' DINAH JEFFERIES `Gripping, romantic and evocative of its time.' LULU TAYLOR It is 1912. Against all odds, the Titanic is sinking. As desperate hands emerge from the icy water, a few lucky row boats float in the darkness. On the boats are four survivors. Reg, a handsome young steward working in the first-class dining room; Annie, an Irishwoman travelling to America with her children; Juliet, a titled English lady who is pregnant and unmarried, and George, a troubled American millionaire. In the wake of the tragedy, each of these people must try to rebuild their lives. But how can life ever be the same again when you've heard over a thousand people dying in the water around you? Haunting, emotional and beautifully written, Women and Children First breathes fresh life into the most famous disaster of the 20th century. A gripping read from the bestselling author of The Secret Wife.

The Affair

The Affair

Author: Gill Paul Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/12/2017

LOVE. GLAMOUR. SECRETS.A stunning historical love story from the bestselling author of The Secret Wife. Rome, 1961. As the cameras roll on Cleopatra, the world is transfixed by the love affair emerging between Hollywood's biggest stars: Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. But on the film set, tensions are running high. The money is running out, and a media storm is brewing over the Taylor-Burton relationship. When historical advisor Diana Bailey starts work on the film, she wants nothing more than to escape from her own troubled marriage and start anew. But as the heady world of Hollywood envelops her, secrets begin to emerge in the cast and crew. Is everything as it seems? And what really hides beneath the glamour of the famous film? An enthralling story of love and passion from the bestselling author of The Secret Wife, set against the stunning backdrop of one of the most iconic Hollywood movies ever made.

Another Woman's Husband From the #1 bestselling author of The Secret Wife a sweeping story of love and betrayal behind the Crown

Another Woman's Husband From the #1 bestselling author of The Secret Wife a sweeping story of love and betrayal behind the Crown

Author: Gill Paul Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/11/2017

From the #1 bestselling author of The Secret Wife, Another Woman's Husband will be adored by all fans of The Crown. Wallis Simpson is brought enticingly to life in this gripping, moving novel about two women thrust into the spotlight, followed by scandal, touched by loss. 'One of my favourite books of this year. Fascinating, glamorous and utterly compelling... historical fiction at its best' Tracy Rees, author of The Hourglass. 'Another Woman's Husband is a marvellous, perfect read' The Sun Two women who challenged the Crown. Divided by time. Bound by a secret... 1911 At the age of fifteen, carefree Mary Kirk and indomitable Wallis Warfield meet at summer camp. Their friendship will survive heartbreaks, separation and the demands of the British Crown until it is shattered by one unforgivable betrayal... 1997 Rachel's romantic break in Paris with her fiance ends in tragedy when the car ahead crashes. Inside was Princess Diana. Back in Brighton, Rachel is haunted by the accident, and intrigued to learn the princess had visited the last home of Wallis, Duchess of Windsor, only hours before the crash. Soon, the discovery of a long-forgotten link to Wallis Simpson leads Rachel to the truth behind a scandal that shook the world... Readers love ANOTHER WOMAN'S HUSBAND: 'Riveting! I thoroughly enjoyed this intriguing tale of friendship and betrayal' Rosanna Ley 'With superb story-telling and a lush backdrop of period detail...a novel that is impossible to put down, about two women who are impossible to forget. I loved it!' Hazel Gaynor 'I devoured Another Woman's Husband in a few days. This has bestseller written all over it.' Louise Beech 'With seamless ease Gill evokes the events and characters of two eras...with great verve and a smattering of delicious fictional licence. Delightful' Liz Trenow 'Gill Paul has taken two of the twentieth century's most enigmatic women, one revered, the other reviled, and woven them into a deft story of friendship and betrayal' Kate Riordan 'Compelling and full of surprises ****' The Lady 'Sheds light on a scandal and a love story which deserves to be read by many. A fascinating read which made me lose several hours to this story. I have no hesitation in recommending it and am keen to see what time in history Gill Paul will turn her hand to next' Shaz's Book Blog

Another Woman's Husband From the #1 bestselling author of The Secret Wife a sweeping story of love and betrayal behind the Crown

Another Woman's Husband From the #1 bestselling author of The Secret Wife a sweeping story of love and betrayal behind the Crown

Author: Gill Paul Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/08/2017

USA Today bestselling author of The Secret Wife ANOTHER WOMAN'S HUSBAND is the latest gripping novel from Gill Paul. 'A triumph' Dinah Jefferies on The Secret Wife. Two women, divided by time, bound by a secret... 1911. Aged just fifteen, Mary Kirk and Wallis Warfield meet at summer camp. Their friendship will survive heartbreaks, continents, and the demands of the English crown, until it is shattered by one unforgivable betrayal... 1997. Kendall's romantic break in Paris with her fiance is interrupted when the taxi in front crashes suddenly. The news soon follows: Princess Diana is dead. Trying to forget what she has witnessed, Kendall returns home, where the discovery of a long-forgotten link to Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor, will lead her to the truth of a scandal which shook the world... Richly imagined and beautifully written, ANOTHER WOMAN'S HUSBAND is a moving novel about two women thrust into the spotlight, haunted by love and loss.

Another Woman's Husband From the #1 bestselling author of The Secret Wife a sweeping story of love and betrayal behind the Crown

Another Woman's Husband From the #1 bestselling author of The Secret Wife a sweeping story of love and betrayal behind the Crown

Author: Gill Paul Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/08/2017

USA Today bestselling author of The Secret Wife ANOTHER WOMAN'S HUSBAND is the latest gripping novel from Gill Paul. 'A triumph' Dinah Jefferies on The Secret Wife. Two women, divided by time, bound by a secret... 1911. Aged just fifteen, Mary Kirk and Wallis Warfield meet at summer camp. Their friendship will survive heartbreaks, continents, and the demands of the English crown, until it is shattered by one unforgivable betrayal... 1997. Kendall's romantic break in Paris with her fiance is interrupted when the taxi in front crashes suddenly. The news soon follows: Princess Diana is dead. Trying to forget what she has witnessed, Kendall returns home, where the discovery of a long-forgotten link to Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor, will lead her to the truth of a scandal which shook the world... Richly imagined and beautifully written, ANOTHER WOMAN'S HUSBAND is a moving novel about two women thrust into the spotlight, haunted by love and loss.

The Secret Wife A Captivating Story of Romance, Passion and Mystery

The Secret Wife A Captivating Story of Romance, Passion and Mystery

Author: Gill Paul Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/08/2016

The USA Today bestseller `A cleverly crafted novel and an enthralling story... A triumph.' DINAH JEFFERIES A Russian grand duchess and an English journalist. Linked by one of the world's greatest mysteries... Love. Guilt. Heartbreak. 1914 Russia is on the brink of collapse, and the Romanov family faces a terrifyingly uncertain future. Grand Duchess Tatiana has fallen in love with cavalry officer Dmitri, but events take a catastrophic turn, placing their romance - and their lives - in danger . . . 2016 Kitty Fisher escapes to her great-grandfather's remote cabin in America, after a devastating revelation makes her flee London. There, on the shores of Lake Akanabee, she discovers the spectacular jewelled pendant that will lead her to a long-buried family secret . . . Haunting, moving and beautifully written, The Secret Wife effortlessly crosses centuries, as past merges with present in an unforgettable story of love, loss and resilience. Perfect for fans of Kate Morton and Dinah Jefferies.

Secret Wife: A captivating story of romance, passion and mystery

Secret Wife: A captivating story of romance, passion and mystery

Author: Gill Paul Format: eBook Release Date: 25/08/2016

The stories of two very different women, linked by the secrets and lies of history, merge together as past and present weave together in this stunning story of love, loss and resilience.2016. Kitty, fleeing from a devastating revelation in her own life, finds herself at her great-grandfather's cabin in Lake Akanabee. There she discovers a gorgeous necklace, which leads her uncover to long-buried family secret.1914. Tatiana, Grand Princess of Russia, falls in love with Dmitri, a Russian solider, as she nurses him back to health. The world is an uncertain place, especially for the Romanov family, and as their romance plays out the world as they know it rapidly crumbles around them.The stories of two very different women, linked by the secrets and lies of history, merge together as past and present weave together in this stunning story of love, loss and resilience.

No Place For A Lady: A sweeping wartime romance full of courage and passion

No Place For A Lady: A sweeping wartime romance full of courage and passion

Author: Gill Paul Format: eBook Release Date: 02/07/2015

IN WARTIME, THE RULES OF LOVE CHANGE ...1854. Britain is fighting a gruesome war.There has been no news of Lucy Gray since she eloped with handsome and impetuous Captain Charlie Harvington and embarked with him to the Crimea.Dorothea Gray will risk anything to heal the rift with her little sister and bring her home safe. She determines to join Florence Nightingale and the other courageous women travelling to the battlefield hospitals as nurses.She will not rest until she finds her sister.Lucy, however, is on a very different journey, a journey through tragedy, trauma and true love.But neither sister is prepared for the challenges they will face, the passion they will each taste and the simple fact that they might never see one another again ...A spellbinding and exquisite tale of courage, adventure and love. Prepare to be swept of your feet!

Love...Maybe

Love...Maybe

Love Valentine's or hate it, we have a story for everyone.**A 272 page ebook short story collection**From heart-wrenching proposals to naughty little Chihuahuas; unexpected secret pregnancies to wicked love-potions; serendipitous brief encounters that change the hands of fate to bitter ghostly beauties who haunt loveless singletons. This is the ultimate Valentine's Day short story collection. Tear-jerking, enchanting, feel-good and fabulous... Curl up, relax and escape into Valentine's Day.WE SINK OR SWIM TOGETHER: The Weepy OneIt's the afternoon before the Lusitania docks. Tragedy strikes. Will love survive?SINGLE, FORTY AND FABULOUS: The Feel-Good OneKate wishes she could turn back time to her 21st, in the arms of her childhood sweetheart. Be careful what you wish for ...AN UNFORGETTABLE PROPOSAL: The Guilty OneWilliam accepts Samuel's proposal of marriage, but discovers that Sam has been hiding a secret. And it's one that will change their lives forever...THE LOVE POTION: The Vengeful OneWhen a pharmacist discovers her boyfriend's infidelity, she cooks up a Valentine's feast he won't forget...THE MYSTERIOUS CASE OF CUPID AND THE DRAG QUEEN: The Suspicious OneSearching for a Chihuahua called Cupid, PI Jayne McCartney discovers love comes with a bite!SNOW ON VALENTINE'S DAY: The Bittersweet OneClara goes to the same landmark every year, for the same heartbreaking reason. But what if things change?A BRIEF ENCOUNTER: The Romantic OneRachel has a secret. Daniel has a diamond ring. When a storm traps the two strangers together, destiny changes.SAVING MIRANDA: The Serendipitous OneDynamic Rufus and his desire to save the planet has won Miranda's heart, but is he really her perfect match?THE STAINED GLASS HEART: The Enchanting OneDoes the new tenant have what it takes to break the spell of the three loveless ghosts at No.17?THE VALENTINE-FREE ZONE: The Funny OneOusted by her teenage son's Valentine's plans, Jenny has no idea how to spend the most romantic night of the year...

We Sink or Swim Together: An eShort love story

We Sink or Swim Together: An eShort love story

Author: Gill Paul Format: eBook Release Date: 12/02/2015

It was a matter of life and death ...7 May 1915Gerda Nielsen is on her way from Brooklyn to Liverpool aboard the ill-fated Lusitania.Jack Walsh is returning to England to take up a post helping the war effort.As he and Gerda spend more and more time onboard together they realise that each has found someone very special.It's the afternoon before they dock in Liverpool, and tragedy strikes. As the torpedoed ship lists to one side Jack and Gerda must make frightening decisions that become a matter of life or death ...A beautiful, romantic and moving tale based on a tragic true story.***Don't miss NO PLACE FOR A LADY, the epic historical love story by Gill Paul, out July 2015***

The Affair An Enthralling Story of Love and Passion and Hollywood Glamour

The Affair An Enthralling Story of Love and Passion and Hollywood Glamour

Author: Gill Paul Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/05/2013

LOVE. GLAMOUR. SECRETS.A stunning historical love story from the bestselling author of The Secret Wife. Rome, 1961. As the cameras roll on Cleopatra, the world is transfixed by the love affair emerging between Hollywood's biggest stars: Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. But on the film set, tensions are running high. The money is running out, and a media storm is brewing over the Taylor-Burton relationship. When historical advisor Diana Bailey starts work on the film, she wants nothing more than to escape from her own troubled marriage and start anew. But as the heady world of Hollywood envelops her, secrets begin to emerge in the cast and crew. Is everything as it seems? And what really hides beneath the glamour of the famous film? An enthralling story of love and passion from the bestselling author of The Secret Wife, set against the stunning backdrop of one of the most iconic Hollywood movies ever made.

Perfect Detox

Perfect Detox

Author: Gill Paul Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/07/2009

Perfect Detox is the ideal companion for anyone who wants to give their system a spring clean. Covering everything from 24-hour cleanses to full 30-day programmes, it gives step-by-step guidance on choosing the right detox plan and helpful advice to ensure that you get the full range of nutrients every day. With a unique A-Z listing that includes nutritional information about over 100 detox superfoods, Perfect Detox has everything you need to revive and rejuvenate yourself. The Perfect series is a range of practical guides that give clear and straightforward advice on everything from getting your first job to choosing your baby's name. Written by experienced authors offering tried-and-tested tips, each book contains all you need to get it right first time.

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