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, and the inspiration for Channel 5's 'Agatha and the Truth of Murder' - are available at discount price after the talk.Views: 242 | Enquiries: 2
I am a nurse by background and have considerable experience researching medical and nursing history: I have a PGDip in Applied Social Research, I have been a member of the committee of the Royal College of Nursing's History of Nursing Society, and a recipient of a Monica Baly research bursary.
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 the book behind Channel 5's 'Agatha and the Truth of Murder'); 'Petticoat Government', the story of the York Home for Nurses; and my forthcoming book 'The Crimes of Dr Gramshaw' due out in 2020. I am already giving talks on Dr Gramshaw ahead of publication.
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, or further afield, to speak. I also can also provide all my talks online. For more see www.rosemarycookauthor.co.uk
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