“In wartime, the rules of love change…”
Welcome, readers! Check out this cover reveal of Author Gill Paul’s latest historical fiction, No Place For A Lady!
1854. England is in the grip of a gruesome war.
Lucy Harvington, ill-educated beyond how to be a wife, has travelled to the Crimea with her handsome and impetuous officer husband Charlie.
As the day of battle dawns she can only pray her husband survives. If he doesn’t, what will become of her?
Dorothea Gray, volunteer nurse at the Westminster Hospital, is determined to follow her little sister Lucy to the front and to serve her country alongside her heroine Florence Nightingale and the pioneering nurses already risking their lives.
But neither sister could possibly have known the horrors they are about to witness – the courage, the cowardice, the danger – and the excitement – nor could they have guessed the risks they must take, the passion they will taste, and the simple fact that they may never see one another again …
If you love POLDARK, Gone With The Wind or the storytelling of Victoria Hislop, this is the perfect summer escape for you.
NO PLACE FOR A LADY is a beautiful story you will never forget.
Genre: Historical Fiction
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Avon, (July 2nd 2015)
About The Author
Gill Paul is an author of historical fiction, specialising in relatively recent history. Her new novel No Place for a Lady, set during the Crimean War of 1854–56, is about the difficult relationship between two sisters, against a backdrop of the horrendous chaos of the British campaign and the development of nursing by Florence Nightingale et al. Other titles include Women and Children First, about a young steward who works on theTitanic, and The Affair set in Rome in 1961–62 as Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton fall in love while making Cleopatra.
Gill also writes a fully illustrated non-fiction 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 is enormous fun to research and write.
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 and Eartha Kitt. She also writes on health, nutrition, relationships and anything to do with history.
Gill swims year-round in an open-air pond – “It’s good for you so long as it doesn’t kill you,” she claims – and is a devotee of Pilates. She also particularly enjoys travelling on what she calls “research trips”.