"The Nightingale Shore Murder" - solving a 100-year-old crime

Rosemary Cook

Yorkshire & Humber
Notice Period:
Short (maybe less than one month's notice)
Paid: £20 - £40 depending on nature of group
20th January 2020
Crime | Trains | Nurse | Murder

This is an interactive talk in which I draw on the research for my book to present the details of this real-life, unsolved murder of Florence Nightingale's goddaughter, in a train in 1920. Florence Shore was a Queen's Nurse who also served in France in WW1. She was murdered less than 3 months after being demobbed. I bring examples of the evidence and clues to the talk to show the audience, introduce them to the victim and the suspects, and invite discussion about the identity of the murderer.

Copies of my book 'The Nightingale Shore Murder' - the first and only biography of this amazing Queen's Nurse - are available at discount price after the talk.

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About Rosemary Cook

I am a nurse by background and have considerable experience researching medical and nursing history: I have been a member of the committee of the Royal College of Nursing's History of Nursing Society. My research into some interesting historical characters from these fields has resulted in my first non-textbook publication 'The Nightingale Shore Murder' (the first and only book telling the true story of this unsolved crime from 1920), and my forthcoming book 'The Crimes of Dr Gramshaw'.

I was an experienced conference speaker during my professional life, and I now enjoy sharing these historical stories with groups as a hobby. I live in York and am happy to travel around Yorkshire and Humberside to speak.

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