Another Woman's Husband: A Novel

Another Woman's Husband: A Novel

by Gill Paul

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ISBN-13: 9780062843265
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/21/2018
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 46,981
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Gill Paul is an author of historical fiction, specialising in relatively recent history. She has written two novels about the last Russian royal family: The Secret Wife, published in 2016, which tells the story of cavalry officer Dmitri Malama and Grand Duchess Tatiana, the second daughter of Russia’s last tsar; and The Lost Daughter, published in October 2018, that tells of the attachment Grand Duchess Maria formed with a guard in the house in Ekaterinburg where the family was held from April to July 1918.

Gill’s other novels include Another Woman’s Husband, about links you may not have been aware of between Wallis Simpson, later Duchess of Windsor, and Diana, Princess of Wales; Women and Children First, about a young steward who works on the TitanicThe Affair, set in Rome in 1961–62 as Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton fall in love while making 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 could have imagined.

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Another Woman's Husband 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
JillJemmett 15 days ago
I love the British monarchy, so I was curious about this story about Wallis Simpson and Princess Diana. This story has two narratives, one that begins in the early twentieth century and another that begins in 1997, with Diana’s death. The narratives do not focus directly on the two women. The first narrative is about Mary, a friend of Wallis Simpson. The second is about Rachel, a woman who witnessed the crash that killed Diana. Rachel’s boyfriend produces a documentary about Diana’s death, so they have to investigate the crash and the end of her life. I liked how the story didn’t tell the women’s stories directly, but instead it is told through the eyes of people who watched them, either personally or publicly. The two stories were also tied together to make the narratives complete, though the connection between the women was fictional. I also liked that there was an explanation of the historical facts at the end of the book. When I read historical fiction, I’m always curious to see what events really happened and what was made up for the book. A lot of this book was made up from facts, though parts that I suspected were fiction, because they made the narrative complete, were made up.
Anonymous 19 days ago
Great read. Fascinating depiction of Diana.
wjane 7 months ago
Another Woman’s Husband by Gill Paul offers the reader insights into the lives of Wallis Warfield and Princess Diana. The story is told in in split time periods, the first part of twentieth century and the end of the twentieth century. I enjoyed reading about the unusual lives they led and the widespread effects of their lives on others. Loved the well researched historical rumors and facts about the time periods. I thought the storyline with Rachel and Alex was not quite complete and needed a little more. My thanks to the Author, Harper Collins Publishers and Goodreads for an ARC copy in exchange for my honest review.
rendezvous_with_reading 8 months ago
I found this book engrossing and so well researched. The primary thrust of the novel is the friendship between Wallis and Mary. The author captures the drama of their friendship in their own words relying heavily on Wallis' own memoir. As always, I had to read more to see just what was fact vs fiction. Yes, Diana really did visit Wallis' home hours before her death. And yes, Wallis did receive flowers regularly from a Nazi. And I discovered that Wallis was born just 15 miles from me in what used to be a little mountain resort town! An interesting look at how an American woman changed the course of the British monarchy before there was Meghan.