Rosemary Davidson was brought up in County Down, Northern Ireland, along with her three sisters, many dogs, a pet sheep and several cows and horses. From her seamstress grandmother, she learnt to sew, and from her Great-aunt Dolly, to knit and bake. From her father she discovered the recipe for itching powder and where to always find tadpoles in spring and wild strawberries in summer. And from her sisters, amongst many other skills, the fine art of leg-wrestling.
She now lives in London with her two children and works at Random House, where she heads the Square Peg imprint.