The fury of the foreign secretary’s scorned former wife is unleashed today with the publication of her book. Mark Honigsbaum assesses the likely damage
At St John’s Hospital, Livingston, near Edinburgh, where she runs a busy haematology department, Dr Cook was equally tight-lipped about her forthcoming autobiography detailing her 28-year marriage to the Foreign Secretary, Robin Cook. ‘I’ve been told by my publishers to make absolutely no comment.’
Nor would the woman once disparagingly described by her former husband as the ‘blood doctor’ be drawn on recent newspaper revelations that, after the break-up of her marriage to Cook in 1997, she sought solace in South America with Carlos, a 38-year-old Ecuadorian tour guide.