Laurence Tysoe was born in 1937. He was fostered as a baby and brought up and schooled in the county of Bedfordshire. His work experience was in engineering and social work. He was married to his wife, Betty, for 48 happy years until her passing in 2016. Laurence is a published author of children's books and poetry. He lives in the historic cathedral city of Salisbury. Laurence's interests are in photography, and social, political and conservation issues.