Rosamund Dashwood was born in 1924 in a small village deep in the Devonshire countryside. Her mother, E. M. Delafield, was the celebrated author of The Diary of a Provincial Lady, and her father, Col. A. P. Dashwood, O.B.E., was an engineer who had built the massive docks at Hong Kong Harbour. During World War Two, Rosamund joined the WAAF, eventually becoming a sergeant and working with the newly invented and top secret RADAR. After the war, she attended Somerville College, where she met her future husband, Leslie Truelove, introduced to her as 'the nastiest man in Oxford'. After living in England, New Zealand and Scotland, the couple settled in Vancouver, Canada with their four sons. Rosamund has discovered a talent and consuming passion for distance running. She has completed several marathons and is the holder of four gold medals from the World Seniors' Games in Oregon, USA. She continues to write, most recently for The Oldie.