Collection GB 1534 LA - Lucilla Andrews Archive

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GB 1534 GB 1534 LA


Lucilla Andrews Archive


  • 1884 - 2005 (Creation)

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9 archival boxes

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Lucilla Andrews (1919 – 2006) was a romance writer who published thirty-five novels throughout her lifetime and is known as having set the standard for romance novels within the genre’s writing community. She was born November 20 1919 in Suez, Egypt, attended boarding school in England, and worked as a military nurse from 1937-1939. During the Second World, she continued working for the British Red Cross, and eventually drew on this wartime experience as inspiration for her writing career. Her first short story was published in 1952, and her first novel was published in 1954, the same year her husband died. After, she continued writing in order to support her daughter. She moved to Edinburgh in 1969 where she continued to live for the rest of her life. She was a founding member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, for which she was honoured with a lifetime achievement award shortly before her death on October 3rd 2006.

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This collection contains papers relating to Lucilla Andrews' writing career. Includes; publishing contracts and correspondence, novels both bound and unbound, poetry, newspaper clippings, papers relating to writing school.

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  • English

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    Paper records

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    GB 1534 LA

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    GB 1534

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    ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000)



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    Created by Kate Aitkenhead, January, 2022


    • English



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