My name is Lisa Frei and I was born in Ismaning, a village in Bavaria, Germany, near Munich. I came to England in 1962 to be an au pair girl in order to learn the English language. I had studied English for some years, but when I arrived I couldn’t understand a word. But I soon learned, took a couple of exams and then got married. In 1993 I became a widow and in 2002 I moved to a small village in Nottinghamshire, nearer to my son, into a cosy little semi-detached house. My daughter lives abroad, but comes to see us quite frequently.
I absolutely adore writing and also reading somebody else’s writing, and I love studying languages (currently French and Arabic) and learning about other cultures and how people live. I think that we all have a story to tell and that anybody who wants to should write. People should be encouraged to write: if you can think, you can write. And nobody should say that what you want to write about is not important, everything we do is important, even our everyday lives and thoughts.
May we learn to live, to love, to tolerate and understand,
And then may God be pleased that he created Man.