Marcia is often asked, ‛Are your characters based on people you know?’ The invariable answer is, ‛No. Now, with the dogs, it’s different. I know every one of those.’
So, just for fun, I thought that I would tell you something about some of the real dogs and doggy moments that have crept into her novels.
|Marcia as a young naval wife with Cassie|
|Marcia with my collie cross shortly after we got together.|
|Marcia and Bessie up on Dartmoor on a windy day. 'You can't use that one,' she said.|
Rarely is Marcia wrong! Anyway, I love it.
|Marcia and Trubshawe enjoyed a very special realtionship|
|We revisit The Bedford Hotel in Tavistock in The Sea Garden and here is Marcia on the hotel steps with Wellie, a friend's old English sheepdog. Wellie - a very patient soul - is still waiting to find out in which book he is destined to appear.|
|At the signing a few weeks ago in Torbay a reader came along with photographs of other dogs from the Morquest line.|
This is Argus, a splendid looking chap.