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Welcome!

 This is the official website of Rosemary Cook, award-winning author and researcher

You can find information here about my books, my speaking schedule and my latest project. You can also read my blog and contact me about my books - find out how to get a signed copy! If you need FREE help with your family history research, you can contact me about this too. I look forward to sharing my work with you. 

 

Bio

I am a nurse by background. I've also worked as a manager in health authorities, and as a Civil Servant in the Department of Health. For 15 years I was the CEO of two health-related charities: the Queen's Nursing Institute and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine. So I have a great interest in all things nursing and medical. 

My main hobby is historical research and writing - so far, all about medical crimes and mysteries!


I also give talks about my research and my books: you can find me on SpeakerNet here. After a year of lockdowns, I have developed all of my talks to deliver them online. So it doesn't matter where you are in the country - or the world - you can help solve the Nightingale Shore murder, or hear about the crimes of Dr Gramshaw, or the wickedness of Dr Warder! See below for my current speaking schedule.

 

Talks and presentations

2021

15 Feb - Solving the Nightingale Shore Murder - Bexleyheath and Crayford Waterside WI 

17 Feb - 'Murder as a Science' - The Wickedness of Dr Warder - Kegworth WI 

18 Feb - 'Murder as a Science' - the Wickedness of Dr Warder - Horsham Normandy WI 

23 Feb - Solving the Nightingale Shore Murder - Falkland WI

11 Mar - Solving the Nightingale Shore Murder - Chilworth WI

17 Mar - Tales from Dringhouses Railway - Dronfield Probus

30 Mar  - Solving the Nightingale Shore Murder - Barham Wives' club

7 Apr - The Wickedness of Dr Warder - Holmfirth Rotary 

10 Apr - Tales from Dringhouses Railway - Selby Local History Group

13 Apr - Tales from Dringhouses Railway - Selby & District Family History Group

14 Apr - Solving the Nightingale Shore Murder - Dunstable Inner Wheel

15 Apr -Tales from Dringhouses Railway - Dringhouses Local History Group

4 May - Solving the Nightingale Shore Murder - Littlehampton WI

12 May - Solving the Nightingale Shore Murder - Threshfield WI

19 May - Tales from Dringhouses Railway - Harrogate Probus

8 June - The Crimes of Dr Gramshaw - North Baddesley WI

9 June - The Crimes of Dr Gramshaw - Northallerton U3A

16 June - The Wickedness of Dr Warder - Kegwoth WI

17 June - The Crimes of Dr Gramshaw - Haxby and Wiggington History Group

19 August - The York Home for Nurses - Poppleton WI

6 Sept - Solving the Nightingale Shore Murder - Friends of Williamson's Tunnels

17 Sept - The Crimes of Dr Gramshaw - Clements Hall History Group 

2022

5 Jan - The Crimes of Dr Gramshaw - Wiggington and Haxby Local History Group

 
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Family history research

I have spent years doing family history research for my books and learned a lot along the way - mainly by making mistakes that could have been avoided! Now I'm a Family History Buddy at my City Library, helping others to find their way through the maze of websites and databases.


If you would like me to help you with your research, get in touch - I'm happy to talk through your requirements and do a couple of hours' research free of charge. Meanwhile, see my blog for some top tips ...

 

Contact

Based in Dringhouses, York

 
 

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