Marjorie Quarton was born in Nenagh, Co Tipperary in 1930.
Her novels include Corporal Jack (London, Collins, 1987); No Harp Like My Own (Collins, 1988); and Renegade (London, André Deutsch, 1991).
Her two volumes of memoirs are Breakfast The Night Before (André Deutsch, 1989); and Saturday’s Child (André Deutsch, 1993), both also published in an omnibus edition.
For children she has published The Cow Watched the Battle (Dublin, Poolebeg, 1990); and The Other Side of the Island (Poolebeg, 1991). She has published and edited several non-fiction titles, including standard works on dogs.
She is a member of PEN and lives near Nenagh.