Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch 1863 - 1944
This friendship was particularly important to Daphne who often enjoyed Sunday evening supper with them at, The Haven, their home on the Esplanade in Fowey. Q encouraged Daphne’s writing and his daughter Foy became a life-long friend. Foy introduced Daphne to other members of her group of friends including Clara Vyvyan who also became a life-long friend to Daphne. Their friendship also contributed to the writing of Jamaica Inn which was inspired by two riding trips that Foy and Daphne took on Bodmin Moor. Many years later this abiding friendship was also the reason for Foy asking Daphne to complete Castle Dor a novel which Q had started many years earlier.
Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, the great writer and important literary man of Fowey, was often referred to as Q. In his memory, The Sir Arthur Quiller Couch Memorial Fund was set up as a charitable trust in 1945. (Charity No. 306599). Grants of between £50 to £500 are awarded for local research work in literary or allied subjects. For more details, visit www.cornwall.gov.uk/qfund
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