Felicity Dahl was born in Llandaff, Wales. When she was nineteen she worked in the fashion department of Harper's Bazaar and a couple of years later she joined 'Scenery Limited' as a freelance stylist for television commercials. She attended a Carving and Guilding course at the City and Guilds London Art School and in 1981 she and others started their own business, 'Carvers and Guilders'. With three daughters from a previous marriage, Felicity married Roald Dahl in 1983. She lives at Gipsy House, the family home in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire.