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Gill Paul

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Gill Paul writes historical fiction, including The Lost Daughter (set in Stalinist Russia and Sydney), Another Woman's Husband (about Wallis Simpson and Princess Diana), The Secret Wife (about the Romanovs), No Place for a Lady (set during the Crimean War), Women and Children First (set on the Titanic) and The Affair (set in 1960s Rome during the making of the Burton-Taylor Cleopatra film).

She also writes non-fiction, including A History of Medicine in 50 Objects and a historical Love Stories series. And she writes on nutrition and health, after studying to be a doctor then changing her mind...

Gill lives in London and swims in an outdoor pond all year round.


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Gill Paul Dear Kara, Hope you have caught up on your laundry and grocery shopping by now. I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed The Secret Wife. It's really good of…moreDear Kara, Hope you have caught up on your laundry and grocery shopping by now. I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed The Secret Wife. It's really good of you to get in touch and I apologise for not replying sooner (lost my GoodReads password…). Could it be true? Could one ore more of the Romanovs have escaped? Like you, I would love that to be the case. X(less)
Gill Paul Hi Anne, I'm really glad you liked it and many thanks for the review. You sure know how to make an author's day! My next novel won't be out till 2020…moreHi Anne, I'm really glad you liked it and many thanks for the review. You sure know how to make an author's day! My next novel won't be out till 2020 - it's taking longer to write than the last few. I'm not revealing the subject yet but it is set in the 1950s-60s and is the story of two famous women whose lives interact… I hope all is going well with you and that you are enjoying the early spring weather. All best, GIll(less)
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The Secret Wife

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No Place For A Lady

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Women & Children First

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Another Woman's Husband

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Titanic Love Stories: The T...

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We Sink or Swim Together

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Confessions first: I’m a long-time Titanorak, and have written my own Titanic novel (Women and Children First). I’m also a huge fan of Hazel Gaynor’s writing so the only surprise is that it’s taken me so long to read her take on the tragedy.
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