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A couple of days ago, I received a touching comment on my post about one of my favorite authors, Rosamunde Pilcher. The comment was from Pilcher's granddaughter, Alice. She wrote to tell me her grandfather, Graham Pilcher, had passed away.
Following is an excerpt:
He was an amazing and loving man who lived to the grand age of 92. I love what you have written about her and the way she writes - she is exactly the same in real life and when she writes us grandchildren letters, which she does weekly, they are written in exactly the same style as her books. I am constantly being told about her walks with the doggies or how she bumped into old mrs so and so down at the shop or a lunch party she has had and how ghastly old so and so is....!!
What we grandchildren get (and 2 great grandchildren now!) are pictures as well to illustrate her letters! She is a wonderful grandmother and together with my grandfather they have been the most incredible and loving influence in my life.
My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to Graham Pilcher's family tonight. And especially Rosamunde, who lost her soul mate of 62 years.