Eva Maria Ghoshal, writing under her maiden name, Knabenbauer, knows about withstanding indoctrination, talking in whispers to trusted friends, feeling trapped behind the Iron Curtain in East Germany. She was there.
The author lived in England from 1961. When her two children were of school age she studied and completed, part-time, a BA (Honours) degree in Philosophy. After a variety of jobs, she taught for many years in further education while at the same time pursuing postgraduate studies in Applied Linguistics, gaining a Diploma and MA. Recently retired, she has returned to live in Germany.