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.
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.
I have now finished formal work and I'm concentrating on 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.
Talks and presentations
6 February - The Crimes of Dr Gramshaw - Bilton Men's Forum
17 March - The Crimes of Dr Gramshaw - Stillington History and Archives AGM (postponed)
20 March - The Nightingale Shore Murder - Haxby Memorial Hall (postponed)
12 May - The Crimes of Dr Gramshaw - Bishopthorpe Local History Group (postponed)
11 June - Solving the Nightingale Shore Murder - National Women's Register (online)
18 June - The Crimes of Dr Gramshaw - Haxby and Wigginton History Group (postponed)
9 July - 'Murder as a Science' - the wickedness of Dr Warder - Buckingham U3A - online
21 July - The York Home for Nurses - Acomb Townswomen's Guild (postponed)
3 August - 'Murder as a Science' - the wickedness of Dr Warder - Thorley U3A - online
20 August - The York Home for Nurses - Poppleton WI (postponed)
18 Sept - The Crimes of Dr Gramshaw - National Women's Register - online
October (date tbc) - The Crimes of Dr Gramshaw - book launch - Dringhouses library
7 October - Solving the Nightingale Shore Murder - Bedford Tangent
15 October - Solving the Nightingale Shore Murder - Horsham Normandy WI online
18 Feb - 'Murder as a Science' - the wickedness of Dr Warder - Horsham Normandy WI online
15 Apr -Tales from Dringhouses Railway: the solicitor, the skater, the signalman & the scholar - Dringhouses Local History Group
9 June - The Crimes of Dr Gramshaw - Northallerton U3A
17 June - The Crimes of Dr Gramshaw - Haxby and Wiggington History Group
19 August - The York Home for Nurses - Poppleton WI
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 ...
Based in Dringhouses, York