Lisa Thompson Lisa Thompson worked as a Radio Broadcast Assistant first at the BBC and then for an independent production company making plays and comedy programmes. During this time she got to make tea for lots of famous people. She grew up in Essex and now lives in Suffolk with her family. Her debut, middle grade novel The Goldfish Boy, was one of 2017's breakout hits and her second book The Light Jar is proving to be a big hit. Lisa very kindly offered her time to help us launch Beanstalk in Suffolk and is a keen supporter of our work in the East of England. Find out more about Lisa here To read is to open a door on a world full of imagination, knowledge and discovery; whether it be through novels, comics, newspapers or online blogs. The Beanstalk charity, by helping a child to read and to read well, is giving that child a precious gift – a gift they will cherish for life.