New edition published by: UCLan, 4 January 2024. Available from Amazon.
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My great news for 2024 is that Granny Was a Buffer Girl has been republished.
This new edition from UCLan Publishing has a lovely new cover by Tamsin Rosewell. The figures, streets and houses on the cover all depict the cast of the novel, and their stories. It is a book about three generations of a northern working class family who meet together on the day of 18-year-old Jess’s departure from home. During the course of the novel they recall the loves, hopes, sorrows and happiness that shaped their lives when they were the same age as Jess is now, and which have helped to make her the determined young woman she is as she faces her future.
To my absolute and indescribable joy Granny Was a Buffer Girl was awarded the Carnegie medal and the Boston Globe-Horn Honor in 1996. That’s a long time ago! It’s wonderful to me to know that it is back in print and that the notion of celebrating the power of family bonds is as relevant today as it was then.
Thank you so much to UCLan Publishing, who have brought out three of my books in 16 months (the others were The Haunted Hills and Children of Winter), and to the amazing Tamsin Rosewell for her stunning covers.