Thank you for visiting my website. Although I write travel related features because I've always had an insatiable curiousity about other countries and cultures, I also write about other things - lifestyle, wellbeing, animals, food, humour, history, arts and culture. My work has appeared in a rainbow of titles including the Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, CNN, Daily & Sunday Express, The Sunday Times online, World Travel Guides, The Scotsman, Woman's Own, My Weekly, the Scottish Sun, Discover Britain, Group Leisure, Selling Travel, Coast, Cruise Trade News, Rough Guides and Sainsbury's magazine. I write for a clutch of inflight magazines / cruise titles too.
My six published books include The 'A-Z of Curious London', 'Haunted West End' (both History Press); 'The Little Book of Spirituality' (Summersdale); 'What the British Invented: from the Great to the Downright Bonkers' (Amberley). I've been commissioned by Amberley to write another book, which will be in the shops in January 2019.
My latest book 'What the British Invented' has been featured in the Daily Express, Daily Mirror, Scottish Daily Record, Sunday Mail and the Sunday Post.
Some reviews for 'The A-Z of Curious London' :
fresh revelations ..narrative storytelling style... much more readable than the usual fact-packed miscellany' (The Londonist) '.Gilly has done an excellent job of finding odd, unusual facts instead of run-of-the mill touristy information' (The Good Book Guide) '.... ''fascinating read which added greatly to my knowledge of unusual London (R Halkett, London Blue Badge Guide) '...although not fictional, Gilly endows her book with a quality seen in most novels; curiousity and suspense (Colchester Circle) '..... facts, trivia and details that show London in a new, interesting light (The Spooky Isles) '....dedicated to weird tales but mixing eyewitness accounts with urban myth and legend... By the book’s nature, we lose chronology and the past feels it is rubbing up against the present (Camden Review)'... This volume of London curios brings a really fresh approach (Choice magazine)