Praise for Gill Pauls books: I can't rave highly enough about this book it's my favourite Gill Paul novel to date. A dazzling yet moving portrait of two very different iconic women, it's brilliantly researched, compellingly told and completely fascinating. I just loved it. Tracy Rees Addictive and so well-researched. I read it in a day. Kate Riordan The novel brilliantly evokes the world of the jet-set, rich and famous of the sixties so well I felt I was living it all alongside them. Kathleen McGurl A truly compelling story This is the best of historical fiction leaving you wanting to learn more. Liz Trenow I was completely enthralled, wholly swept up in the characters, the glamour, and the fascinating story of these iconic women. An utter treat from beginning to end readers far and wide will fall under its spell. Jenny Ashcroft Glamorous and highly seductive, this compelling story explores the lives of two complex, powerful women complete with all their talents and flaws. Dinah Jefferies Surprising and devastating perfect historical fiction. Hazel Gaynor Simply stunning. I really cant stop thinking about these two women now. This will be HUGE! Louise Beech An intriguing behind-the-scenes look at the rivalry between two of the worlds most glamorous women. Stephanie Thornton Beautiful, tender, and humane storytelling. Kate Thompson An intoxicating mix of glamour, scandal and fascinating insight into the lives of two of the twentieth centurys most iconic women and the man they both loved. Tammy Cohen A deep dive into glitz, glamour and heartbreak. Gill Pauls emotionally turbulent, amazing novels never disappoint. Karen Harper A delectable novel about the lives and romantic rivalry of two female iconssuch a juicy page-turner! Kris Waldherr
Gill Paul is an author of historical fiction, specialising in the twentieth century and often writing about the lives of real women. Her novels have topped bestseller lists in the US and Canada as well as the UK and have been translated into twenty languages. The Secret Wife has sold over half a million copies and is a book-club favourite worldwide. This is her twelfth novel. She is also the author of several non-fiction books on historical subjects. She lives in London and swims year-round in a wild pond.