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Scandalous Women

By Gill Paul

Mad Men meets the world of publishing in million-copy bestselling author Gill Paul’s new novel about Jackie Collins and Jacqueline Susann

1966:In London, Jackie Collins‘s racy The World is Full of Married Men hits bookshops and launches her career. In New York, Jacqueline Susann‘s debut novel Valley of the Dolls is published, and she’s desperate for it to be a bestseller. But both are about to discover the price they will pay for being women who dare to write about sex.

Meanwhile, college graduate Nancy White is excited to take up her dream job at a Manhattan publishing house. But Nancy could never be prepared for the rampant sexism she is about to encounter.

When Nancy introduces the two Jackies, she fears they will become rivals in their race to top the charts. As she strives to achieve her ambition of becoming an editor, can all three women succeed despite the men determined to hold them back?

Praise for Scandalous Women:

‘Scrumptious’ Eve Chase

‘Sensational’ Tracy Rees

‘Perfect’ Elizabeth Freemantle

‘A triumph’ Alex Brown

Author: Gill Paul
Format: Paperback
Release Date: 29 Aug 2024
Pages: 384
ISBN: 978-0-00-853216-1
Price: £9.99 (Export Price) , £9.99, €None
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.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.

'Scrumptious!' Eve Chase, author of The Glass House -

”'If Mad Men had been set in the world of publishing, Scandalous Women, would be it. Gill Paul has written a novel that celebrates the ways in which women lift each other up - I’ll drink to that!” - Elizabeth Fremantle, bestselling author of Disobedient and Firebrand

”'Scandalous Women is sensational! I flew through the pages, adored it.” - Tracy Rees, international bestselling author of Elopement

'This fabulous novel is not only an unputdownable page-turner but also a moving story of the importance of friendship and a fascinating insight into publishing in the 1960s.' Maggie Brookes, author of The Prisoner's Wife -

”'This book unlocked so many emotions in me. For me, this is Gill at her absolute best, offering up a strong revisionist history with sparkling and propulsive writing. Emotional, compelling, memorable.” - Kate Thompson, bestselling author of The Wartime Book Club

”'Gill Paul has a sublime talent for mixing fact with fiction, and just like the two real subjects of this captivating novel, Jacqueline Susann and Jackie Collins, she is a wonderful storyteller. It is definitely one of my favourites of the year!” - Louise Fein, author of The London Bookshop Affair

”'Gill Paul captures perfectly an imagined relationship between the two ground-breaking authors in this scandalously delicious novel - especially fun for anyone who loves books and publishing.” - Liz Trenow, author of The Secret Sister

”'Paul's blend of the intimate moments of women's lives and the world stage they fight to be on confirm her as a favourite in this genre.” - Camille Di Maio, bestselling author of Until We Meet

”'I couldn’t put it down - another gripping read from Gill Paul!” - Jacquie Bloese, author of The French House