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**Fenella is based at least partially on DWJ's youngest sister Ursula, a "commanding" and eccentric personality who tied her hair in knots to keep it out of her eyes, failed her college entrance exams, and pursued a stage career.
**Fenella is based at least partially on DWJ's youngest sister Ursula, a "commanding" and eccentric personality who tied her hair in knots to keep it out of her eyes, failed her college entrance exams, and pursued a stage career.
*Granny in Fire and Hemlock appears to be based on DWJ's maternal grandmother, given this description of her from DWJ's "Autobiography":
**"Granny was truly marvellous, five feet of Yorkshire common sense, love, and superstition. She was always saying wise things. I remember, among many sayings, when one time she had given me a particularly good present, she said, "No, it's not generous. Being generous is giving something that's hard to give." She was so superstitious that she kept a set of worthless china to break when she happened to break something good, on the grounds that breakages always came in threes and it was as well to get it over. I would have been lost without Granny, that I know."
*Roddy Hyde's maternal grandfather, Gwyn, seems to be based somewhat on DWJ's paternal grandfather, a majestic Welsh preacher who was famous for miles around.

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