At seven, Marjorie told her first big story, describing why Prince Philip should have married her and not the Queen. This was Eyemouth 1957 so it was entirely relevant. Her mother had bought her a new pair of white ankle socks and off she went!
She learnt stories at the knee. The family boat was the Fleetwing BK235, skippered by her grandfather, so her first stories were about the fishing boats, the men who sailed in them and the strong women and the bairns who were left behind. There’s something about the North Sea that brings out the best in storytellers, telling about the men and women who followed the herring, the brutal conditions and the friendships that lasted a lifetime.