Cabinet 8: Romance: Medical
Kerry Mitchell, Bush Nurse. 1st ed. London ; Melbourne: Horwitz, 1960. Pulp Literature Special Collections PR9611.M535 B87
___, Bush Nurse. 2nd ed. London: Horwitz, 1962. Pulp Literature Special Collections PR9611.M535 B87 1962
There is nothing like progress. Over a two-year period, from the first edition of Bush Nurse to the second, Horwitz’s cover artist (McNeil?) has nurse Colette Dangar moving from a horse to a motor-car. Described in the first edition as a ‘blonde nurse with sad grey eyes’, she certainly looks perky in the second. The author may have been a real person, but it is certain that Ray Slattery and Lee Pattinson wrote some of the Kerry Mitchell stories, which featured in a very successful medical romance series.
Authorship of Forever Forbidden, a Rhonda Gale romance, is unknown, but it has been suggested that Alan Geoffrey Yates (Carter Brown) had a hand in writing this moralistic tale of love, tears, and disappointment.