Born in 1964, both Alex and Marcus Lewis experienced their early years in London and Sussex before the tragic accident happened. Following the publication of their memoir in 2013, both Alex and Marcus took the courageous step of sharing their journey during an interview on ITV’s This Morning. As time went on, these twin brothers ventured into new phases of life as they tied the knot and began their own families. Additionally, they found success in the business realm and established themselves as proprietors of the exquisite Fundu Lagoon boutique hotel. The luxurious hotel is located on the enchanting African island of Pemba.
Reflecting on their journey, Alex, who was 49 at the time, emphasized, “We are both married, we both have children. You can move forward. These harrowing things can happen to you, but we’ve all got the opportunity to put that aside and live our lives.” Therefore, this sentiment resonates with their remarkable journey of resilience and renewal, which serves as an inspiration to others facing challenges.
Their first book, Tell Me Who I Am, is co-written by ghostwriter Joanna Hodgkin who has written 11 novels, from psychological thrillers to historicals. Her work has been translated into more than 8 languages, and the memoir she wrote of her mother, Amateurs in Eden, The Story of a Bohemian Marriage, was published in 2012 to widespread acclaim. Joanna lives in London today and teaches history at Somerville College.