Gill Paul is a writer of historical fiction, specialising in recent history. Her new novel, The Secret Wife, is about the love affair between cavalry officer Dmitri Malama and also Grand Duchess Tatiana, the second girl of Russia’s final tsar, who first met in 1914. It’s also about a young girl in 2016 deciding whether to forgive her husband after an infidelity.
Gill’therefore other novels include Women and Children First, on a youthful lady who operates on the Titanic; The Affair, place in Rome in 1961–62 as Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton fall in love whilst creating Cleopatra; and No Place for a Lady, about two Victorian sisters who travel out to the Crimean War of 1854–56 and face challenges beyond anything they might have imagined.
Gill also writes historic non-fiction, including A History of Medicine in 50 Items (to be printed 1st October 2016) and a collection of Love Stories, each comprising fourteen stories of real-life partners: how they met, why they fell for each other, and what happened in the ending. Published around the globe, this show includes Royal Love Stories, World War I Love Stories and Titanic Love Stories.
Gill was born in Scotland and grew up there, apart from a year in college in West Virginia when she was ten years. She examined Medicine at Glasgow University, then English Literature and History (she had been a student for a very long time), before moving to London to work in publishing. She started her own business producing publications for publishers, and how editing these luminaries as Griff Rhys Jones, John Suchet, John Julius Norwich, Ray Mears and Eartha Kitt. She also writes on health, nourishment and connections.
Gill swims yearlong in an open up pond – "It is good for you provided that it does not kill you"– also is now a devotee of both Pilates. She also especially enjoys travelling on what she calls "research
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