Lucilla Andrews, who also wrote under the names of Diana Gordon and Joanna Marcus, was a founder member of the Romantic Novelists Association (which honoured her shortly before her death with a lifetime achievement award). Her first novel was published in 1954 and her last in 1996. She is regarded by today's contemporary authors of romantic fiction as having set a standard, and many of her books now sell for hundreds of pounds in the second-hand trade.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
I have to confess that I'd never even heard of 'hospital fiction' as a genre. But Lucilla Andrews, who died last week, was, it seems, the leading exponent. There's an obituary by Julia Langodon in The Guardian.