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See you later, Babes.

Yesterday we laid Eileen to rest, facing the afternoon sun and beside an old friend. We did it in the traditional Scottish way, her loving family lowering her coffin into the earth. She took a piece of my heart with her. I don’t have much left. All I can do now is walk my dog, write and miss her.

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  1. Pauline Martin
    January 21, 2022 at 5:41 pm

    so sorry to read this

  2. January 21, 2022 at 5:48 pm

    My deepest sympathies, keep your wee dug close and write with your old mate Skinner!!

  3. Tam Martin
    January 21, 2022 at 6:03 pm

    Sorry for your loss, glad that the family could be there to celebrate her life. I’m sure you have the support you’ll need from family and your followers, God bless.

  4. George
    January 21, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    Deepest sympathies.

  5. Sylvia Champigny
    January 21, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    My deepest sympathy to you QJ & your family from Canada .

  6. Robin L
    January 21, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    So sorry to hear your sad news, so many of us have taken comfort from your brilliant writing, perhaps now you can take comfort whilst writing and remembering the happy times with your loved one. Good luck ❤️‍🩹

  7. Wendy Willard
    January 21, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    You will never be free of your pain, but I hope it subsides enough to be at least bearable.

  8. Lynn Turley
    January 21, 2022 at 8:25 pm

    So sorry to read the dreadful news. You will have such happy memories to look back on and you never lose your loved ones as you carry them in your heart always. I hope we, your book-reading family, can join with your other family in helping to carry you through

  9. Susan
    January 21, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    You never walk alone…..she will always be there in spirit, you are lucky to have family and the love of a dog….as my granny always said……count your blessings.x

  10. Birgit Cordes
    January 21, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    Sorry for your loss and deepest sympathy. I hope you have enough strength.

  11. Jill
    January 22, 2022 at 3:33 am

    Thinking of you (& all Eileen’s family)…sending gentle hugs & sincere sympathy🤗💝🤗

  12. Fred in sunny sydney
    January 22, 2022 at 4:31 am

    So sad to read this news.
    I actually spoke to her in the Mitchell Library in Sydney where you were giving a reading, and she seemed like a delightful, friendly lady.
    It must be devastating, and my thoughts are with you.

  13. John Mac
    January 22, 2022 at 9:41 am


  14. Ann
    January 22, 2022 at 10:30 am

    Rest in peace, Eileen. A lifelong friend, many happy memories. A lovely photo, Quintin, thank you.

  15. Alysen
    February 11, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    I am very sad to read of your loss. We none have enough friends and loved ones to lose any.

  16. Colin Barlass
    February 13, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    So sorry to hear, Condolences

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