Lucilla Andrews

The “brand leader in hospital fiction”

Lucilla Andrews wrote 33 novels, an autobiography, and many short stories. Her books were published in 11 languages and sold almost 3 million copies during her lifetime. The Nursing Times said that Lucilla was “arguably the best of all writers of hospital fiction”, and The Guardian called her the “brand leader in hospital fiction”.

The early years

Lucilla was born in Egypt, but went to boarding school in England. She trained as a Nightingale nurse at St Thomas’s hospital in London. Her first published work was a short story in Good Housekeeping magazine, written while she was working as a nurse and bringing up her young daughter.

Fiction based on real life experiences

Lucilla’s novels are well known for their often gritty and no-nonsense portrayals of hospital life, as well as for their romantic plots. Thanks to her own nursing career, her stories present gripping and realistic accounts of nurses’ everyday experiences.

The legacy of Lucilla Andrews

Lucilla was a founder member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, and was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the RNA shortly before her death.

Despite their huge popularity, Lucilla’s novels were out of print for some time, and had never been published as ebooks. Second-hand copies of some of her paperbacks can go for up to three figure sums. Happily, Wyndham Books have now reissued her entire backlist of novels as ebooks, as well as titles in paperback and audiobook formats.

Read Lucilla Andrews’s novels exclusively from Wyndham Books. Available now from Amazon.

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