Rosemary Bailey is an award-winning author of memoirs and travel books, born in Halifax, Yorkshire. She has been based in the French Pyrenees for many years, and has written a trilogy of books about a region she has grown to love and know intimately. Soon to be re-published is the acclaimed Scarlet Ribbons: A Priest with AIDS, the story of her brother, Simon Bailey, and the remarkable support he received from his Yorkshire mining village parish. Rosemary is married to the biographer Barry Miles.


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Writing tuition

“If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”
~ Toni Morrison

Rosemary is available for personal writing tuition specialising in non-fiction travel or memoir writing, journalism or academic work. She is a Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund, teaching writing at Queen Mary College, London University and has also tutored  for the Arvon Literary Foundation in travel and Life writing.

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Latest blog post

October birthday in the Pyrenees

I spent a lovely October birthday week in the Pyrenees. Golden autumn season with a touch of woodsmoke at the end of the day. Plus that weeks New Yorker with three of my favourites; Leonard Cohen, Agnes Martin and Ursula Le Guin. Agnes gone, but Leonard and Ursula aging with such grace and wisdom. And… Read More