And the triplets, with Jonathan almost squeezed out of the picture. !940's date from The Spindle Shop. Downing Street Cambridge. They have had an adventurous life from the start. Dickie and Mary have sprung from the Lone Pine series of books by Malcolm Saville - a cheeky pair of twins usually accompanied by their intrepid Scottie dog, Macbeth. I wanted to be these twins when I was young so this was the best that I could do when I was aged 8.