MY GOOD LADY’ – a novel by Gary Mill

Gary Mill is a Scottish writer of novels, screenplays and songs. As a songwriter he has achieved a number of chart hits in Europe, Brazil and South East Asia. In 2013, he reached the final stage of the BBC’s ‘Script Room’ (one of twenty-two finalists selected from four thousand script submissions) and now features on the BBC’s Writers List. Gary’s first four books – ‘The Leper and the Angel’, ‘Blackfriar’, ‘Saskia’s Soldier’ and ‘Parcel of Rogues’ – have already featured in a number of Amazon Top-100 fiction charts: ‘Action/Adventure’, ‘War’, ‘Mystery Thriller’, ‘Scottish Crime’ and ‘Dark Comedy’. His fifth story has just been published (‘My Good Lady’) and he is currently working on his sixth book.

With ref to ‘My Good Lady’ (published today on Amazon Kindle – only available in digital format at the moment), it covers the period between 1914 and 1917 and follows Elsie and her girls as they serve on the front line in Serbia, Romania and revolutionary Russia. As discussed, it’s a ‘fictional’ account of a true story – incorporating a number of made-up characters and incidents – however, in essence, it follows the historical timeline and events fairly accurately. The whole point of this treatment was to dramatise the events for the reader, as other objective historial works had already served well in presenting the hard historial facts. I wanted to try and get people to know and understand Elsie and what made her ‘tick’. I also wanted to present a tribute to the memory of all the gallant women who served with the SWH; their sacrifice and devotion to the cause of advancing women’s rights and saving lives should never be forgotten.