Hilda Nickson

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Hilda Pressley Nickson
Born Hilda Pressley
(1912-11-18)18 November 1912
Maltby,[disambiguation needed] England, UK
Died 1977 (aged 64–65)[1]
Pen name Hilda Nickson,
Hilda Pressley,
Hilary Preston[2]
Occupation novelist
Language English
Nationality British
Period 1957-1977
Genre Romance
Spouse Arthur Nickson

Hilda Nickson, née Pressley (18 November 1912 – 1977) was a British writer of over 60 romance novels published from 1957 to 1977, under her married and maiden name, and as Hilda Pressley. She was vice-president of the Romantic Novelists' Association.[3] She was married to the writer Arthur Nickson (1902-1974).

Biography[edit]

Hilda Pressley was born on 18 November 1912 in Maltby,[disambiguation needed] England, UK. She married the Western fiction novelist Arthur (Thomas) Nickson (a.k.a. Arthur Hodson, Roy Peters, John Saunders, and Matt Winstan).[4]

She published her first novels as Hilda Nickson at Herbert Jenkins in the 1950s, before being taken on at Mills & Boon under her married name and as Hilda Pressley. Most of her novels were republished under the Harlequin imprint, sometimes with different titles. Her first novels were popular doctor-nurse romances; love triangles frequently feature in her plots, and she also set her novels in Italy or Spain.

Hilda Pressley Nickson died in 1977.

Bibliography[edit]

As Hilda Nickson[edit]

[5]

Single novels[edit]

  • Love is the Anchor (1957) a.k.a. A Kiss for Elaine
  • The Tender Heart (1957)
  • Her Foolish Heart (1958) a.k.a. Nurse Foster's Foolish Heart
  • The Gentle Wind (1958)
  • He Whom I Love (1959) a.k.a. Doctor Phillip
  • With You Beside Me (1959)
  • Love the Physician (1960)
  • Staff Nurse At St. Christopher's (1961)
  • Quayside Hospital (1962)
  • Sister of Nightingale (1963)
  • Tender Nurse (1963)
  • For Love of a Surgeon (1964)
  • Forest Hospital (1964)
  • The World of Nurse Mitchell (1964)
  • Wind over the Broads (1964)
  • Sister at Butlin's (1965)
  • Take My Hand (1965)
  • Season of Mists (1966) a.k.a. Nurse Adele
  • Sisters in Love (1966)
  • Surgeon at Witteringham (1966)
  • A Friend of the Family (1967)
  • Until you came (1967)
  • Gather Then the Rose (1968)
  • Fair Blows the Wind (1969)
  • Moonlight on the Water (1969)
  • This Desirable Residence (1969)
  • To My Dear Niece (1970)
  • On a May Morning (1970)
  • No Enemy (1971)
  • The Sweet Spring (1972)
  • Surgeon's Return (1973)
  • Lord of the Forest (1973)
  • To Have and to Hold (1974)
  • Story of Love (1974)
  • Island in the Sun (1975)
  • To Care Again (1977)
  • Now with His Love (1977)
  • Voyage of Discovery (1987)
  • So Tempting an Offer (1988)

Series[edit]

  1. Junior Theatre Sister (1962) a.k.a. Operation Love
  2. Surgeons in Love (1962) a.k.a. Something Personal

Anthologies in collaboration[edit]

As Hilda Pressley[edit]

[6]

Single novels[edit]

  • Theatre Sister (1960) a.k.a. Theatre Nurse
  • Night Nurse Lucy (1960) a.k.a. Night Nurse
  • Love, the Surgeon (1961)
  • Staff Nurse on Gynae (1961)
  • Staff Nurses in Love (1962)
  • Night Admission (1962)
  • Night Sister in Charge (1963) a.k.a. Night Superintendent
  • The Gentle Surgeon (1963)
  • Journey to Love (1964)
  • Nurse's Dilemma (1965)
  • Where Lies the Fault (1965)
  • Senior Staff Nurse (1966)
  • The Newcomer (1966)
  • Venetian Love Song (1966)
  • A Love of Her Own (1967)
  • Man of the Forest (1968)
  • Suddenly, It Was Spring (1968)
  • Man in Possession (1969)
  • More Than Gold (1969)
  • To the Highest Bidder (1970)
  • Summer to Remember (1971)
  • Harbinger of Spring (1971)
  • When Winter Has Gone (1971)

Anthologies in collaboration[edit]

As Hilary Preston[edit]

Single novels[edit]

  • Night Sister in Love (1959)
  • Nurse Jane and Doctor John (1961) a.k.a. A Life to Share (1962)
  • Nurse Angela (1961)
  • Man of the Trees (1978)

References and sources[edit]

  1. ^ New General Catalog of Old Books & Authors 
  2. ^ Jennifer Mossman (1981), New Pseudonyms and Nicknames 
  3. ^ Past RNA Officers 
  4. ^ The Author's & Writer's Who's Who, 1960 
  5. ^ Hilda Nickson at fantasticfiction 
  6. ^ Hilda Pressley at fantasticfiction 

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