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Gillian Shields - Author

About the Author

Gillian Shields was born and brought up in Yorkshire. As she grew up, she had two passions; books and theatre. Gillian’s love of books led her to read English at St Catharine's College, Cambridge. After university she studied acting in London, and then worked in a drama school for several years, becoming Vice-Principal.


Having children gave Gillian an excuse to carry on reading children’s books, as well as motivation to write them.  She has a young son and a grown-up daughter, and is married to Brian, who works for the International Herald Tribune.

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Other books by Gillian Shields

When the World is Full of Friends

When the World is Full of Friends

Author: Gillian Shields Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2017

When the world is full of friends, the fun and laughter never ends. Albert, Tom, Flossie and Pipkin love to play, and when a family of squirrels move in to the house across the river they are so excited! Now they have friends to play with ... But how will they cross the stream? A warm and touching story about friendship and working together, from the author/illustrator pairing behind When the World Is Ready for Bed and When the World Was Waiting for You.

When the World is Full of Friends

When the World is Full of Friends

Author: Gillian Shields Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2017

When the world is full of friends, the fun and laughter never ends. Albert, Tom, Flossie and Pipkin love to play, and when a family of squirrels move in to the house across the river they are so excited! Now they have friends to play with ... But how will they cross the stream? A warm and touching story about friendship and working together, from the author/illustrator pairing behind When the World Is Ready for Bed and When the World Was Waiting for You.

When the World Was Waiting for You Baby Book

When the World Was Waiting for You Baby Book

Author: Gillian Shields Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/05/2013

You were there, so sweet so small. The dearest baby of them all. With a delightful story running throughout, and space for thoughts and feelings as well as photos and mementos, this beautiful Baby Book is the ideal way to record your most precious memories during pregnancy and the birth of your child. Includes a large pocket for storing treasured items and a baby-friendly padded cover. The perfect gift purchase for any mum-to-be.

Sometimes I'm a Monster

Sometimes I'm a Monster

Author: Gillian Shields Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2013

Part of the My First Picture Book series: printed on toddler-tough card with rounded corners Sometimes I'm an angel, helpful, sweet and kind. But sometimes I'm a MONSTER with mischief on my mind! Award-winning illustrator Georgie Birkett brings to life these four lovable friends as they show that every child has a monster, as well as a little angel, inside them. This is a witty look at good and bad manners, full of warmth and humour, and a wonderful companion to Sometimes I Feel Sunny.

When the World Was Waiting for You

When the World Was Waiting for You

Author: Gillian Shields Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/03/2013

The Rabbit family is filled with excitement - because soon a new baby will arrive! And they can't wait to meet it. The nursery has been decorated, toys and gifts have been bought, and finally the big day arrives . . . A touching story about the special bond between parents and their children.

Destiny

Destiny

Author: Gillian Shields Format: eBook Release Date: 31/07/2012

Everything is connected. We weave in and out of one another's lives, like circles within circles, and everything is for a purpose.Helen has always been the "e;crazy"e; one among the girls of Wyldcliffe, scarred by her bleak past and her troubled relationship with her mother, the former headmistress and leader of the Wyldcliffe coven, Mrs. Hartle.But Miss Scratton promised Helen that a love "e;beyond the confines of this world"e; is waiting for her. Could this be Lynton, the mysterious music student who visits Wyldcliffe for his lessons? And what about the brooch her mother gave herwhat can the Seal reveal about Helen's past and future?Now that Miss Scratton is gone, life at Wyldcliffe takes an even darker turn. An unexpected threat arrives in the form of a new high master, whom Helen remembers from her unhappy childhood. Can Helen, Evie, and Sarah finally overcome Wyldcliffe's darkness? Will Lady Agnes come to their aid? And what sacrifices must they make to fulfill their destiny?Destiny is the stunning conclusion to this gripping series about sisterhood, the circles of time, and love.

Immortal with Bonus Material

Immortal with Bonus Material

Author: Gillian Shields Format: eBook Release Date: 17/07/2012

For a limited time, this special edition of Immortal includes a teaser to the final book in the series, Destiny, as well as never-before-seen extras from author Gillian Shields, including a playlist and early notes from the beginning of the series.Welcome to Wyldcliffe, the place that haunts my present, my past, and my future. Wyldcliffe Abbey School for Young Ladies is elite, expensive, and unwelcoming. When Evie Johnson is torn from her home near the sea to become the newest scholarship student, strict teachers, snobbish students, and the oppressive atmosphere of Wyldcliffe leave her drowning in loneliness. Evie's only lifeline is Sebastian, a mysterious and attractive young man she meets by chance. As Evie's feelings for Sebastian blaze with each secret meeting, she begins to fear that he is hiding something about his past. And she is haunted by glimpses of a strange, ghostly girla girl who is so eerily like Evie she could be a sister. Evie is slowly drawn into a tangled web of past and present that she cannot control. As the extraordinary, elemental forces of Wyldcliffe rise up like the mighty sea, Evie is faced with an astounding truth about Sebastian, and her own incredible fate.

Sometimes I Feel Sunny

Sometimes I Feel Sunny

Author: Gillian Shields Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/03/2012

Part of the My First Picture Book series: perfect for every toddler to help build language, understanding and enjoyment. These books are a bridge between board books and picture books; printed on sturdy card with rounded corners. Follow four loveable friends through their day, and explore the emotions that naturally occur in every young child's life. A brilliant way to soothe a bad mood and to explain that everyone feels strong emotions sometimes.

Eternal

Eternal

Author: Gillian Shields Format: eBook Release Date: 02/08/2011

I am not like Evie. I dont belong in some great romance. Im just the best friend in the background. Always there, always reliable, down-to-earth. Good old Sarah. Thats how its always been. Until now.At Wyldcliffe Abbey School for Young Ladies, Sarah is the faithful friend to Evie and Helen, her sisters in the Mystic Way. But this term Sarah finds that their friendship is tested. Evie is turning her back on the Mystic Way after laying her beloved Sebastians soul to rest; Helen is distracted by her tormented relationship with her mother. Sarah struggles to keep the sisterhood together as the threat of attack looms from the dark coven and the Unconquered lords.All that keeps Sarah going is her connection with her earth powers and a promise she cannot break. When she must step out of the shadows and fight the eternal darkness, will her sisters join her, or will help come from unexpected sources, like her Romany ancestors and a love shed only just dared hope for?In this companion to the dazzling Immortal and heart-stopping Betrayal, the suspense and magic are as strong as stone and as deep as the earth.

When the World Is Ready for Bed

When the World Is Ready for Bed

Author: Gillian Shields Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2011

A family of rabbits go through their end-of-day routine, from having their tea to brushing their teeth, sharing a story and being tucked up in bed, until they peek out of the window and see something that's a change from their usual routine in this classic picture book. With delectable art and warm, lyrical text, this is a thoroughly modern picture book with strong echoes of books such as The Velveteen Rabbit and the works of Beatrix Potter.

When the World Was Waiting for You

When the World Was Waiting for You

Author: Gillian Shields Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/03/2011

This celebration of new life will allow for tender bedtime cuddles everywhere as the book relishes the shared family pleasure of a newborn baby. This perfect first board book will encourage children to either think about their own arrival into the world or prepare them for the arrival of a sibling, as the words and pictures combine to create a world at peace with itself.

Betrayal

Betrayal

Author: Gillian Shields Format: eBook Release Date: 03/08/2010

There are the small betrayals: the unkind word, the petty lies. And there are the betrayals that break hearts, destroy worlds, and turn the strong sweet light of day into bitter dust.When Evie Johnson started at Wyldcliffe Abbey School for Young Ladies, her life changed in ways she couldn't possibly have envisioned: the discovery of her link with Lady Agnes, her special bond with Helen and Sarah, and their sisterhood in the astonishing secrets of the Mystic Way. Above all, Evie's love for Sebastian has turned her world upside down.Now Evie returns to Wyldcliffe for another term and more danger. Surrounded by enemies, she lives every day in fear that Sebastian will fall into the darkness of servitude to the Unconquered Lords. The Wyldcliffe coven is plotting to destroy Evie and use Sebastian to secure their own immortality. Evie and her sisters must master the power of the Talisman before it is too late. But could it be Sebastian himself who will ultimately betray Evie?In this companion to Gillian Shields's dazzling Immortal, magic and sweeping romance cross the bounds of time to deliver heart-stopping emotion and suspense.

Immortal

Immortal

Author: Gillian Shields Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2010

Welcome to Wyldcliffe, the place that haunts my present, my past, and my future. Wyldcliffe Abbey School for Young Ladies is elite, expensive, and unwelcoming. When Evie Johnson is torn from her home near the sea to become the newest scholarship student, strict teachers, snobbish students, and the oppressive atmosphere of Wyldcliffe leave her drowning in loneliness. Evie's only lifeline is Sebastian, a mysterious and attractive young man she meets by chance. As Evie's feelings for Sebastian blaze with each secret meeting, she begins to fear that he is hiding something about his past. And she is haunted by glimpses of a strange, ghostly girl-a girl who is so eerily like Evie she could be a sister. Evie is slowly drawn into a tangled web of past and present that she cannot control. As the extraordinary, elemental forces of Wyldcliffe rise up like the mighty sea, Evie is faced with an astounding truth about Sebastian, and her own incredible fate.

Immortal

Immortal

Author: Gillian Shields Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2010

Wyldcliffe Abbey School for Young Ladies, housed in a Gothic mansion on the bleak northern moors, is elite, expensive, and unwelcoming. When Evie Johnson is torn away from her home by the sea to become the newest scholarship student, she is more isolated than she could have dreamed. Strict teachers, snobbish students, and the oppressive atmosphere of Wyldcliffe leave Evie drowning in loneliness. Evie's only lifeline is Sebastian, a rebellious, mocking, dangerously attractive young man she meets by chance. As Evie's feelings for Sebastian grow with each secret meeting, she starts to fear that he is hiding something about his past. And she is haunted by glimpses of a strange, ghostly girla girl who is so eerily like Evie, she could be a sister. Evie is slowly drawn into a tangled web of past and present that she cannot control. And as the extraordinary, elemental forces of Wyldcliffe rise up like the mighty sea, Evie is faced with an astounding truth about Sebastian, and her own incredible fate. Gillian Shields's electrifying tale will dazzle readers with suspense, mysticism, and romance.

When the World is Ready for Bed

When the World is Ready for Bed

Author: Gillian Shields Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2009

A family of rabbits go through their end-of-day routine, from having their tea to brushing their teeth, sharing a story and being tucked up in bed, until they peek out of the window and see something that's a change from their usual routine in this classic picture book. With delectable art and warm, lyrical text, this is a thoroughly modern picture book with strong echoes of books such as The Velveteen Rabbit and the works of Beatrix Potter.

Angel Baby

Angel Baby

Author: Gillian Shields Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2006

Welcome to the world, Angel Baby! 'Angel Baby is fast asleep, dreaming of heaven and counting sheep.' But watch out... when Angel Baby wakes up he becomes Hungry Baby, Busy Baby and Soapy Baby!

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