Jane Bwye has been a businesswoman and intermittent freelance journalist for fifty-five years, mostly in Kenya. She cut short an Oxford career to get married, was widowed in her early twenties – but was lucky enough to remarry. Now her six children and seven grandkids are scattered over three continents, so she’s developed a taste for travel. She has “walked” round the world, buying a bird book in every country she visited.
Her first novel, Breath of Africa, which is dedicated to the youth of Kenya, had a gestation period of thirty years. When this was published, she needed a break from Africa, but wanted to keep on writing; so the novella I Lift Up My Eyes, set in Sussex, was born.