Author(s): Gill Paul
An absorbing and gripping novel that goes behind the scenes of the 1963 movie Cleopatra...Elizabeth was wearing a clinging silvery-white gown trimmed with long white ostrich feathers and very high heels and Diana could see that she emanated a kind of effortless star quality. Rome 1961. Diana Bailey arrives on the film set of Cleopatra to begin work as a historical advisor and strikes up a friendship with Helen, a young make-up artist. Tensions on the set are running high with the film in financial crisis and the paparazzi whipping up a media storm over the very public affair unfolding between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. As Diana adjusts to a new life away from her troubled marriage, she seeks solace in Ernesto, a charismatic member of the film crew. But as she grows closer to him, she spends less time with Helen who is harboring a dark secret of her own...An enthralling story of love and passion, set against the backdrop of one of the most iconic films ever made.
Gill Paul is a full-time writer of both fiction and non-fiction. She is the author of Titanic Love Stories, a non-fiction book about honeymoon couples on the Titanic. Her debut, Women and children First, a fictional story set on board the Titanic was published earlier this year. Gill lives in London