Gill Paul
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Gill Paul

Gill Paul is an author of historical fiction, specialising in relatively recent history. Her new novel, The Lost Daughter, is about Maria, the third of the Romanov daughters, who befriended the guards in Ekaterinburg, and a Sydney woman called Val Scott, who is trapped in an abusive marriage.

Gill's other novels include Another Woman's Husband, about links between Wallis Simpson and Princess Diana, and The Secret Wife, about the romance between cavalry officer Dmitri Malama and Grand Duchess Tatiana, the second Romanov daughter, who first met in 1914. Women and Children First is about a young steward who works on the Titanic. The Affair was set in Rome in 1961-62 as Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton fell in love while making Cleopatra. And No Place for a Lady is about two Victorian sisters who travel out to the Crimean War of 1854-56 and face challenges beyond anything they could have imagined.

Gill also writes historical non-fiction, including A History of Medicine in 50 Objects, and a series of Love Stories, each containing fourteen tales of real-life couples: how they met, why they fell for each other, and what happened in the end. Published around the world, this series includes Royal Love Stories, World War I Love Stories and Titanic Love Stories.

Gill was born in Glasgow and grew up there, apart from an eventful year at school in the US when she was ten. She studied Medicine at Glasgow University, then English Literature and History (she was a student for a long time), before moving to London to work in publishing. She started her own company producing books for publishers, along the way editing such luminaries as Griff Rhys Jones, John Suchet, John Julius Norwich, Ray Mears and Eartha Kitt. She also writes on health, nutrition and relationships.

Gill swims year-round in an open-air pond - "It's good for you so long as it doesn't kill you"- and is a devotee of Pilates. She also particularly enjoys travelling on what she calls "research trips" and attempting to match-make for friends.

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    • The Secret Wife

    • By: Gill Paul
    • Narrated by: Laura Kirman, Thomas Judd
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,643
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,489
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,481

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An unexpected jewel with refreshing perspectives

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-17-16

    Regular price: $16.35

    • Another Woman's Husband

    • A Novel
    • By: Gill Paul
    • Narrated by: Laura Aikman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    As the world mourns the loss of Diana, Princess of Wales, one young woman uncovers a forgotten story of passion, betrayal, and a scandal surrounding the British crown in this unforgettable novel by the best-selling author of The Secret Wife....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By katherine logan on 10-02-18

    Regular price: $34.22

    • The Lost Daughter

    • By: Gill Paul
    • Narrated by: Helen Duff
    • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A Russian princess. An extraordinary sacrifice. A captivating secret....

    Regular price: $21.81

    • No Place for a Lady

    • By: Gill Paul
    • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    In war time, the rules of love change….

    Regular price: $15.45

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