And stop press: a recording of Granny was a Buffer Girl, with me reading, is being serialised now on Urban Tiger Radio.
I first recorded it for the now defunct Chivers Audiobooks not long after the novel was published. Bill Allerton, producer of Urban Tiger Radio, introduces the reading with a very interesting explanation of what a buffer girl was. His mother was a buffer girl, but my granny wasn’t! Granny was a Buffer Girl was awarded the Carnegie medal (my first of two) and is a Sheffield saga novel for 11+.