Mary Cook has published almost a dozen books, all of which have become Canadian best sellers! These are books compiled of memories of a more gentle time in our history..an era called the Dirty Thirties. Cook transports us back to that time with humour and sometimes pathos, but always with a warmth unmatched by writings of that genre. She introduces us to characters, who turn out to be real people from her past, and who appear time and again, so that we, the reader, become so familiar with them, we can actually picture them romping through the pages. Mary Cook was a well-known broadcaster with CBC for 48 years, bringing her warm and delightful stories to an appreciative audience, and earning her seven ACTRA awards! She has written for Canada’s major newspapers and magazines, and is in constant demand as a guest speaker both here and in other countries.