Thank you for visiting my website. Although I write about travel because I've always had an insatiable curiousity about other countries and cultures, I also write about subjects including lifestyle, wellbeing, health, food, humour, history, arts and culture. My work has appeared in a rainbow of titles including the Daily Express, Daily Telegraph, Saturday Express magazine, The Scotsman, Woman's Own, My Weekly, Scotland magazine, Discover Britain, Take a Break, Group Leisure, Selling Travel, Coast and Sainsbury's magazine. I write for a clutch of inflight magazines / specialist cruise titles too.
I have written four books The 'A-Z of Curious London', 'Haunted West End' (History Press) and 'The Little Book of Spirituality' (Summersdale Publishers). 'What the British Invented: from the Great to the Downright Bonkers' will be published in November 2015.
Reviews for 'The A-Z of Curious London' :
genuinely fresh revelations and a 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) '.... 'a 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 strange 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. It’s a chaotic tour from Lady Hatton’s dance with the devil to Margaret Thatcher’s death at the Ritz. By the book’s nature, we lose chronology and the past feels it is rubbing up against the present (Camden Review)'... 'Gilly has discovered some wonderful mysteries and strange stories about many of London’s familiar places and institutions and introduces readers to others they probably never realised existed. This volume of London curios brings a really fresh approach (Choice magazine)