A boxset of six inspirational, entertaining, moving books based on true stories from an award-winning author, photographer, beekeeper, mad dog lady, cat breeder, literacy expert and mother. Jean Gill’s truth takes many forms and the reader’s journey through these books is as rich in discovery as her life has been to date.
Someone To Look Up To: A dog’s life in the south of France, from the dog’s point of view. ‘Jean Gill has captured the innermost thoughts of this magnificent animal’ Les Ingham, Pyr International
From puppyhood, Sirius the Pyrenean Mountain Dog has been trying to understand his humans and train them with kindness. How this led to their divorce he has no idea. More misunderstandings take Sirius to Death Row in an animal shelter. Doggedly, Sirius keeps the faith. One day, his human will come.
How Blue is My Valley: A memoir. Jean Gill’s first year living in Provence, a laugh-out-loud account of following your dream and adopting a new country. 'Such a vivid picture of the fields of lavender, sunflowers and olive trees that you could almost be there with her.' Living France Magazine
With Double Blade: Poetry so sharp it hurts when you laugh. ‘...the humour frequently has the effect of pointing up the stark reality with which she writes.’ – Ted Griffin, Pause Magazine
From Bedtime On: Poetry that hits home. Finalist in the 2018 Kindle Book Awards
These new editions contain the ‘stories behind the poems’, adding the personal context to the work for which Jean Gill was first known as an author.
One Sixth of a Gill: Short stories, blogs and poetry. An emotional roller-coaster with people you’ll never forget. ‘A fantastic array of wonderful prose, from bee-keeping to Top Tips on Dogs! A FINALIST and highly recommended.' The Wishing Shelf Awards
Faithful Through Hard Times: A WW2 biography. Malta: Four years, 3 million bombs, Zero Hour Food approaching. The true story from a Scottish soldier’s eye-witness account written at the time in a secret diary, a diary too dangerous to show anyone, and too precious to destroy. ‘The diary was kept secret because it had to be. Taylor knew he would be in trouble if it were found. There is no censor in the diary.' The Scottish Association for the Teachers of History