Monday, March 30, 2009

Graham Pilcher

An Incredible and Loving Influence

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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.


Suzanne said...

Oh, I hate to hear that about Graham. What a handsome couple!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I enjoy Rosamunde Pilcher's novels very much andThe Shell Seekers was one of my favorites. What sad news about her husband's passing. They look so wonderfuk in their wedding photo. It was so nice for her grand daughter to write to you -- we never know who we reach with our blogs do we?

John said...

I knew Graham when he was in Gibraltar with 4th Bn The Black Watch (RHR). I was called up to the BW in Jan. 1940 and got an emergency war time commision in 1941 and was posted to Gib as a platoon commander. I knew Graham very well. I was in Thoms Fotheringham's company and had a good time at Gib for two years. We came back in 1943 when the battalion was disbanded and we all wenr our various ways.

My wife has read all Rosamunde's books.

Johnn Cunningham.

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