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. Rosemary is married to the biographer Barry Miles.More about Rosemary
A new edition of the acclaimed Scarlet Ribbons: A Priest with AIDS, has now been published, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967 which decriminalised homosexuality in England. Scarlet Ribbons tells the story of Rosemary’s brother, Rev. Simon Bailey, and the remarkable support he received from his Yorkshire mining village parish.
“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.Contact Rosemary for details
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As the TV version of Edward St Aubyn’s novels about aristocrat Patrick Melrose are broadcast, detailing the horror of a brutal upper-class English childhood, the sexual abuse by his father, the neglect of his mother, his own desperate inadequacy, it reminds me of another book I read recently. The End of Eddy (En finir avec Eddy Bellegeule) is… Read More