Posted in January 2016

Green for Danger (1945) by Christianna Brand

Seven letters.  Old Mr Moon and young Dr Barnes, and Gervase Eden, surgeon, of Harley Street; Sister Marion Bates; Jane Woods and Esther Sanson and Frederica Linley, V.A.D.s.  Higgins shuffled the envelopes together impatiently, and wrapped them round with a piece of grubby tape and thrust them into his pocket, plodding on, wheeling his bicycle … Continue reading

Sister Anne Resigns (1931) by Josephine Elder

Book review by George Simmers: Josephine Elder is a pseudonym of Dr Olive Potter (1895 – 1988), one of the first female doctors to be trained at the London Hospital in Whitechapel. When she became a G.P. In Surrey, patients were slow in coming, so she started writing school stories for girls under the pseudonym … Continue reading