Rory Clark qualified as a land agent after studying at the Royal Agricultural College. He worked on the Badminton Estate in Gloucestershire and the Althorp Estate in Northamptonshire. Following some years in Suffolk he is now a partner in a firm of chartered surveyors in Derbyshire and lives on the southern edge of the Peak District.
His books are based on the wide variety of people he has met during his professional life as a land agent. His interest in people and their personalities combined with a love of traditional country life are the inspirations for his writing.