Francesca "Frankie" Zorelli is the friend of Marian Wilks. In September 1978, Frankie arrived in Beckindale to bid on the behalf of an absentee bidder at the Verneys' auction. Marian's father Henry Wilks and co-landlord Amos Brearly allowed Frankie to stay at The Woolpack Inn and Amos refused to charge her for her stay. Frankie won a painting for her absentee bidder but as she was delivering it, she was involved in a car accident and was rushed to Hotten General Hospital. Frankie recovered and left the village after thanking Amos and Mr. Wilks.