Gillian Gill





Gillian Gill


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Gillian Gill, who holds a PhD in modern French literature from Cambridge University, has taught at Northeastern, Wellesley, Yale, and Harvard. She is the author of Nightingales: The Extraordinary Upbringing and Curious Life of Miss Florence Nightingale, Agatha Christie: The Woman and Her Mysteries, and Mary Baker Eddy. She lives in suburban Boston.

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We Two: Victoria and Albert...

3.94 avg rating — 4,224 ratings — published 2009 — 8 editions
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Agatha Christie

4.21 avg rating — 1,331 ratings — published 1990 — 7 editions
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Nightingales: The Extraordi...

3.72 avg rating — 278 ratings — published 2004 — 8 editions
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Mary Baker Eddy

4.03 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 1998 — 5 editions
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Becoming Colette

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The Widening World of Child...

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“In 1840, the year that Victoria and Albert were married, no woman in the kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland could vote, be elected to parliament or any other public office, attend the university, or enter a profession. If a woman married, her property, her earnings, her children, and her body legally belonged to her husband, to do with as he willed. The world of business was more hostile to women in 1840 than it had been in 1740 or 1640, and though many women were forced to work, a bare handful could make a living wage.”
Gillian Gill, We Two: Victoria and Albert: Rulers, Partners, Rivals

“education could certainly “mould and direct” but could not “alter a child’s character.”
Gillian Gill, We Two: Victoria and Albert: Rulers, Partners, Rivals

“But Palmerston feared that a new, unified Germany at the heart of Europe would alter the balance of power and threaten English interests as a free Hungary or a republican Spain could not.”
Gillian Gill, We Two: Victoria and Albert: Rulers, Partners, Rivals

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