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

Calcotada in the Pyrenees

The Spanish love their onions and roast these sweet fat scallions over vine cuttings in the spring, at hugely popular festivals. But Northern Catalonia (otherwise known as France) also likes to celebrate their spring onions in a traditional feast of barbecued  young calcots.Here in Eus we sampled them, served with romesco sauce.