Another Woman's Husband
From the #1 bestselling author of The Secret Wife a sweeping story of love and betrayal behind the Crown
By Gill Paul
As the world mourns the loss of a beloved princess, one young woman uncovers a forgotten story of passion, betrayal and a scandal surrounding the English crown. From the bestselling author of The Secret Wife.
From the #1 bestselling author of The Secret Wife, Another Woman's Husband will be adored by all fans of The Crown. Wallis Simpson is brought enticingly to life in this gripping, moving novel about two women thrust into the spotlight, followed by scandal, touched by loss.
'One of my favourite books of this year. Fascinating, glamorous and utterly compelling... historical fiction at its best' Tracy Rees, author of The Hourglass.
'Another Woman's Husband is a marvellous, perfect read' The Sun
Two women who challenged the Crown.
Divided by time. Bound by a secret...
At the age of fifteen, carefree Mary Kirk and indomitable Wallis Warfield meet at summer camp. Their friendship will survive heartbreaks, separation and the demands of the British Crown until it is shattered by one unforgivable betrayal...
Rachel's romantic break in Paris with her fiancé ends in tragedy when the car ahead crashes. Inside was Princess Diana. Back in Brighton, Rachel is haunted by the accident, and intrigued to learn the princess had visited the last home of Wallis, Duchess of Windsor, only hours before the crash. Soon, the discovery of a long-forgotten link to Wallis Simpson leads Rachel to the truth behind a scandal that shook the world...
Readers love ANOTHER WOMAN'S HUSBAND:
'Riveting! I thoroughly enjoyed this intriguing tale of friendship and betrayal' Rosanna Ley
'With superb story-telling and a lush backdrop of period detail...a novel that is impossible to put down, about two women who are impossible to forget. I loved it!' Hazel Gaynor
'I devoured Another Woman's Husband in a few days. This has bestseller written all over it.' Louise Beech
'With seamless ease Gill evokes the events and characters of two eras...with great verve and a smattering of delicious fictional licence. Delightful' Liz Trenow
'Gill Paul has taken two of the twentieth century's most enigmatic women, one revered, the other reviled, and woven them into a deft story of friendship and betrayal' Kate Riordan
'Compelling and full of surprises ****' The Lady
'Sheds light on a scandal and a love story which deserves to be read by many. A fascinating read which made me lose several hours to this story. I have no hesitation in recommending it and am keen to see what time in history Gill Paul will turn her hand to next' Shaz's Book Blog
Gill Paul is a Scottish-born, London-based writer of historical fiction and non-fiction. Her novels include the USA Today bestseller The Secret Wife, Women and Children First, which was shortlisted for an RNA Award, The Affair and No Place for a Lady, which was shortlisted for a Love Stories Award. Her non-fiction includes A History of Medicine in 50 Objects, World War I Love Stories and Royal Love Stories. Gill's expertise is often called upon for talks on historical subjects, including the sinking of the Titanic. She lives in London, where, as well as writing full-time, she enjoys swimming year-round in an outdoor pond.
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02 Nov 2017
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Gill Paul has taken two of the twentieth century's most enigmatic women, one revered, the other reviled, and woven them into a deft story of friendship and betrayal — Kate Riordan
A perfect, marvellous read — The Sun
One of my favourite books of this year. Fascinating, glamorous and utterly compelling. This is page-turning character-driven historical fiction at its best — Tracy Rees
With great verve and a smattering of delicious fictional licence, Gill evokes the events and characters of two eras. Conspiracy theories abound, providing fertile ground for Gill's undoubted storytelling talents. Delightful — Liz Trenow
This novel is pure magic. Gill writes with compassion for her characters, with great knowledge of her eras, and with a clear love of subject. This has bestseller written all over it. And it deserves to soar — Louise Beech
Riveting! . . . I thoroughly enjoyed this intriguing tale of friendship and betrayal. Gill writes with such fluency and a fast pace that keeps the reader wanting more — Rosanna Ley
In this fascinating portrayal of two of history's most famous women, Gill Paul takes us behind the scenes of lives and events we think we know well ... and challenges us to think again. With a pacy narrative that moves between the coming-of-age of a young woman called Wallis in the early 20th century, and the death of Princess Diana in 1997, Another Woman's Husband is a vivid study of Wallis and Diana through two very different lenses: those of Wallis's best friend, Mary, and of a young woman unwittingly caught up in the events surrounding Diana's tragic death. With superb story-telling and a lush backdrop of period detail, Paul crafts a novel that is impossible to put down, about two women who are impossible to forget. Sure to be a huge success, I loved it! — Hazel Gaynor
Another Woman's Husband by Gill Paul is Another Wonderful Book. Loved the seamless blend of fact and fiction — Kathryn Hughes
A compelling story . . . that captivated me from start to finish . . . very highly recommended — The Book Magnet
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A cleverly crafted novel and an enthralling story: the heartbreak genuine, the research brilliant. I love the way the present narrative throws light on the past story so that the transitions are smooth. A triumph — Dinah Jefferies
A heart-warming affirmation of the tenacity of human love — Liz Trenow
A marvellous story: gripping, romantic and evocative of a turbulent and fascinating time — Lulu Taylor
Gill Paul has clearly done her research in this absorbing story that cleverly blends imagination with historical fact... Tragic, touching and authentic-feeling — Kate Riordan
This is an intriguing and involving book that explores a really fascinating period in time in a clever and highly enjoyable way. I was hooked into both timelines from the start — Joanna Courtney
Meticulously researched and evocatively written, this sweeping story will keep a tight hold on your heartstrings until the final page — Iona Grey
This engrossing, heart-wrenching novel moves between the decades, combining history with fiction to portray the tragic events of the Russian Revolution — Sunday Express