Elisabeth was born in August 1948, in Hildesheim, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Legend has it that the town is over 1000 years old. Its symbol being a rose and one of the towns famous places to visit is the Cathedral with its 1000 years old wild rosebush.
Elisabeth’s mother was German and her father British, a Corporal in the Royal Air Force, stationed after the War in the Bristish occupied zone in Germany.
Elisabeth, pictured right, got her love for the theatre from her mother, both were in performing arts at their local theatres from a young age.
As a teenager she enjoyed reading novels and plays by Oscar Wilde, Thornton Wilder and never lost her love of reading novels by Ernest Hemingway, plus short stories by Guy de Maupassant. More recently she felt inspired by ‘ Rabbit-Proof Fence’ a true story told by Doris Pilkington.
In 1969 she moved to England where she met her husband David from Liverpool. Together they established a clothing importing company.
Their business gave them opportunities to work in the Sub Continent and the Far East spending many years travelling to Bangladesh, where they helped their Manufacturer to establish a school in the rural part of the country.
For inspiration, Elisabeth puts on her running shoes for a run on the coastal path, in the New Forest where they now live.
‘The Night I Danced with Rommel ’ her first book was published in Spring 2013
The book is the first of a trilogy subtitled unbroken bonds and tells Hilde's story. The second book Liverpool Connection , Annie's story, was published in Spring 2014. Cuckoo Clock-New York, Esther's story, released September 2015.
The Night I danced with Rommel is published in Germany under the title Mein Tanz mit Rommel.
The books can be read as a series or as stand alone books.
Member of The Society of Authors
Member of Historical Novel Society
Liverpool Connection B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree