Salisbury born Margery Sharp was an English writer of novels for adults and children, plays, mysteries and short stories. Her most famous work is the children’s series The Rescuers about a mouse named Miss Bianca. The series’ later became adapted into two animated films, The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under. She spent part of her childhood in Malta returning to England in 1941. The magazine Punch started publishing her stories when she was 21 and she went on to write for several American and British magazines including, Harper’s Bazaar, Ladies’ Home Journal and Good Housekeeping. Her first novel Rhododendron Pie was published in 1930. Sharp died in March 1991 aged 86.