Gillian Gill

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Gillian Catherine Gill (née Scobie, born June 12, 1942) is a Welsh-American writer and academic who specializes in biography.[1] She is the author of Agatha Christie (1990), Mary Baker Eddy (1998), Nightingales: The Extraordinary Upbringing and Curious Life of Miss Florence Nightingale (2004), and We Two: Victoria and Albert, Rulers, Partners, Rivals (2009).

Born in Cardiff, Wales, Gill attended Cardiff High School for Girls and graduated from the University of Cambridge with a first-class honours degree in French, Italian, and Latin.[1] In March 1972 she obtained her Ph.D., also from Cambridge, for a thesis entitled André Malraux: A Study of a Novelist.[2] After marrying, she emigrated to the United States and taught at Northeastern University, Wellesley, Harvard, and Yale, where she was a fellow of Jonathan Edwards College and director of the Women's Studies Program.[3]


  • Agatha Christie: The Woman and Her Mysteries, Free Press, 1990.
  • Mary Baker Eddy, Perseus Books, 1998.
  • Nightingales: The Extraordinary Upbringing and Curious Life of Mods Florence Nightingale, Random House, 2004.
  • We Two: Victoria and Albert, Rulers, Partners, Rivals, Ballantine Books, 2009.
  • Virginia Woolf: And the Women Who Shaped Her World, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019.
  • Luce Irigaray, Speculum of the Other Woman, Cornell University Press, 1985.
  • Luce Irigaray, Marine Lover of Friedrich Nietzsche, Columbia University Press, 1991.
  • Luce Irigaray, An Ethics of Sexual Difference, Cornell University Press, 1993.
  • Luce Irigaray, Sexes and Genealogies, Columbia University Press, 1993.
  • Lucienne Frappier-Mazur, Writing the Orgy: Power and Parody in Sade, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1996.


  1. ^ a b "Keynote speakers", National Institute of Nursing Research.
  2. ^ "André Malraux", Newton Library Catalogue, University of Cambridge.
  3. ^ "Gill, Gillian", Contemporary Authors, Highbeam Research.

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