Born in Lancashire, Freda Lightfoot has been a teacher, bookseller and smallholder. Moving out on to the remote Lakeland fells for a 'rest' she became thoroughly involved in rural life, kept sheep and hens, various orphaned cats and dogs, built drystone walls, planted a small wood and even learned how to make jam. Fortunately the weather was so bad she was forced to stay indoors a good deal and wrote and sold over forty short stories and articles. She followed these with five historical romances for Harlequin Mills & Boon. Inspired by this tough life on the fells, and her passion for history, she has written over thirty-five family sagas and historical novels. She has now given up her thermals to build a house in an olive grove in Spain, where she produces her own olive oil.
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