UM: Tell us a little about yourself. Where are you from originally? What brought you to Paris and how long have you been living here?
Rosemary Allan: I was born in Greystoke (where Tarzan was born!) in the Lake District, in the North of England where all my family are farmers. Nobody I knew had done anything other than finish school at 16, have a little job, marry a farmer, have kids, stay close. Unfortunately, I always knew that wasn’t me – I went to university, worked in London, then in Hong Kong.