A Swamp dragon fanatic, Rosie Devant-Molei is similiar in many ways to Lady Sybil Ramkin. She runs the Sunshine Sanctuary for Sick Dragons with the help of Lady Sybil, Brenda Rodley, and the Interchangeable Emmas.
is Rosie a Quirmian? A quote attributed to Charles de Gaulle, on entering Paris in triumph in 1944, is Devant moi, les Champs Élysées...
"Devant moi le ciel" is the title of a play; the French/Quirmian phrase simply means "in front of me".